Friday, July 08, 2005

What on earth are women thinking??

Here's a quote from Stephen Hunter of the Washington Post in his review of the Fantastic Four movie:

Johnny Storm can now burst into flame. But he doesn't burn. No, I don't quite see the point of this one either. Reed at least could stick a hand under a door and steal loose change. Sue could get into the New York Giants' locker room, every American girl's dream.

I'm guessing Stephen Hunter is a guy. Does anyone else find this comment absurd and possibly stupid? I'm a guy, but I'm pretty sure that it is not the dream of every American girl to go peeking into clubhouses.

I guess we can contrast this Invisible Girl thing to the Kevin Bacon movie where he becomes invisible and guess what, yep, he rapes the woman next door and watches a co-worker in the bathroom.

What the average guy would do with invisible powers differs qualitatively from what the average gal with invisible powers would do. I think it would behoove Mr Hunter to separate his possible fantasy from his reviews and certainly not insult "American girl's" dreams. I think such dreams tend to be a little nobler than that.


Blogger Ambrose said...

A) Movie reviewers who do not read comic books should never review comic book movies. They do not have to read ALL comics, just some to get the idea.
B) Movie reviewers should not have a deficiency in suspending disbelief. How did they get into that gig in the first place?
C) NY Giants locker room? Hmmmmm I guess there is Barber twin in there. Even my trying to joke about it is ridiculous. Most girls think that men, even the super hot ones, look better with clothes on. Even just some clothes. Otherwise it is just another page in your anatomy textbook.

1:24 AM  
Blogger Lynn Gazis-Sax said...

I don't get his problem with Johnny Storm's power. Johnny Storm could fly, and having your own instant fire source at any time is actually pretty cool.

And, no, sneaking into the NY Giants' locker room never occurred to me as the kind of thing I'd like to do, if I could turn invisible. With her invisibility and her force fields, Sue struck me as pretty much a character specialized in defense.

4:27 PM  

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