Sunday, January 25, 2009

Requirements for Superhero/Action Movies

At least one of these must apply:
  • silly costumes
  • giant robots
  • superheros are from another planet, have been bitten by spiders, or have been exposed to some sort of unearthly rays or gasses
  • fighting abilities must be unrealistic
  • monsters should look cool
  • lots of destruction
  • stars Dwayne Johnson

9 comments:

Mrs. Katherine said...

Does this post have something to do with your aversion to "Hancock"? Are you trying to tell Hancock that he is not a real superhero?

Elizabeth Alley said...

And Dark Knight.

Stephanie said...

I couldn't disagree more about Dark Knight. I saw it as a Superhero/Drama rather than a Superhero/Action Movie, so I wasn't bothered. I like some depth to my superheroes.

Stephanie said...

P.S. Have I ever told you that I have a serious crush on Dwayne Johnson?

Elizabeth Alley said...

I think it was the villain that had a little too much depth.
Mr. Johnson has a new movie coming out, but I can't remember what it is.

Chip said...

Hancock=silly and shallow. Dark Knight=a masterpiece. Brutally intense, and compelling. Except for Christian Bale's voice. Why did he talk like that?

Mrs. Katherine said...

I liked Hancock. I thought it was a clever, new take on an action movie. I liked that the screen was not so dark that it made me squint and that no one mumbled.

Elizabeth Alley said...

I should've put "silly and shallow" as one of my requirements, though I did not think Hancock was that - it had too much real-life stuff in it, which made me not like it. (See requirements.)

Mrs. Katherine said...

Elizabeth, I'm upset that you disagree with me about Hancock or about anything for that matter. What has gotten into you???