Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Girl Heroes

sidenote: I just figured out how to use the "send to" function on my google toolbar, so now I can quickly update this thing w/o getting overly distracted! Amazing! The tumblr might suffer, but all the better. Tumblr is stupid (though it's a lot prettier than my blog right now, ooo wee I need to spend some time).

So, I've been readin' up on the new batman movie. People have a lot to say about this film, and I'm liking it! So glad that lil' Katie's decided not to reprise her role. I always think Maggie G is a little too deep for her own good, but maybe the awesome husband+baby power combo have brought her back to normal-people world b/c I am lovin' her currently. Way better quotes than "we're so happy together" crap KH was saying about the last movie/tom cruise. (ps what's the deal with christian bale and the assault charges? He was in newsies!)

Maggie Gyllenhaal | The A.V. Club:

"What does it mean to be the woman in this movie, in this big Hollywood action movie?

And is there a way to do it that's cool, that's awesome?

Is there a way to do it that you actually believe that these incredible guys actually like her this much?

Is there a way to do it where she actually also has a point of view about the state of the world, the moral state of the universe, like these guys do?"

Replace the word "movie" up there with "life" and you'll have a pretty good critical viewpoint of a girl in a world that seems to be full of primarily male superheros. Its a pretty old conceit/motif/thingee, but one worth thinking about.

Go Maggie. She's thinkin'!

The AV club review of The Dark Knight, and the new batman movie itself, really touch on what it means to try to do things in a city and what the ups and downs can do to a person. To an extreme, sure - but its easy to lose that perspective with Carrie Bradshaw running around choosing the wrong boyfriend all the time.

Glad that Maggie's attempting to show what impact living in a city has on a real life girl, even though that real life girl is also a comic book girl-character. Not enough quality female perspectives (socialites don't count) when it comes to movin' and shakin' in the city. Any city. Even a fake one.

St. Louis is no Gotham, but do you think it would rank that far above us at #52?
I don't.


H. Alan Scott said...

i don't get tumblr. all this stuff is coming about so fast, i don't think i'm smart enough to keep up.

Lolololori said...

its ok, you're smart enough! you are alicia keys.

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