May 5, 2009
Something For The Ladies (And Gay Men Into Bears)
Meghan Keane defends X-Men Origins: Wolverine:
Taking Wolverine out of his latex X-Man suit is one of the best things that Twentieth Century Fox ever did. Unlike the swarms of spandex clad action stars that populate most films, Wolverine is a testosterone-fueled revenge fantasy. Other superheros/mutants have actual powers of magical proportions, but Wolverine always beats them. It’s never explained why. Presumably because he is hot.
Let Cyclops (“I cry lasers!”) have Jean Gray. Batman “My rubberized suit comes with built in nipples” can save Gotham. But strip Wolverine and force him to wander the countryside? Um, sure. Thanks for thinking of us, Fox. Why don’t you send him naked down a waterfall while you’re at it? Cheers.
Actually, comic readers do know why Wolverine always beats other heroes: because he’s the best there is at what he does.