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Superheroes Need Muscle
The hero has always been a flawed version of the ideal. Courage is his (or her) most prized attribute, along with honor. From Boewulf to Lancelot. William Wallace to King Arthur. The hero’s physical skill and stature rivals the strength of his spirit.
He’s never a mindless brute, as Wallace displayed time and again winning battles with his mind as much as his tennacity, heart, and will. He’s also rarely merely a brain. If he is, he requires pieces around him to carry out what he seeks to accomplish.
Today’s heroes have taken new form. Gone is the sword, in its stead: x-ray vision, flight, and superhuman strength. But the characteristics remain. Strength of character and vulnerability to accompany the hero’s physical prowess.
As I sat down last night after a long day’s work, I looked at my video collection. The Gladiator, Braveheart, the Godfather, Goodfellas, the Patriot, We Were Soldiers, 300, Batman Begins. Instead of choosing one of those fine films, I decided to watch something new: the Amazing Spider Man.
I liked the movie. It was fun, entertaining, the acting was fine, the plot as well. There was, however, one major flaw: Spider-man, when in costume, looked like a bulemic runway model, not an action hero or a superhero. With recent films like Thor, the great Batman Series, and even Ironman being portrayed by actors who respect every aspect of their craft – physical transformation included – the Spider-Man movie, and it’s lead, was a dissapointment. Read the rest of this entry »