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Sunday, March 27, 2011 

Screenplay for Thor movie avoids metrosexual PC

Almost missed this, but in more movie-based news, AWR Hawkins wrote on Big Hollywood that the upcoming movie based on Thor depicts masculinity and heroism very positively:
Thanks to political correctness, ours is a rough day for masculinity. Strong men are painted as tyrants, heroic men as ego-centrists, and moral standard bearers as bigots, or worse. This is particularly true in Hollywood, where a purposeful revisionism toward manhood has been under way for decades.

Not surprisingly, big screen super heroes and mythic figures of valor – male figures – have been among the hardest hit by this revisionism. As a result, the mighty have learned to cry, the powerful to admit vulnerability, and the brave to second-guess themselves, all in an effort to win over the effeminized masses. And this is what makes the screenplay for the upcoming feature film, “THOR,” so wonderful: not because it carries on the ridiculous revisionism, but because it shatters it with a hammer blow from Thor himself.

Through its clear portrayal of an unapologetically strong male who comes to the rescue of female characters, risks his life in the defense of right and wrong, and loves his world (his realm) in an undying fashion, “THOR” promises to revitalize masculinity in 2011 the way “The Expendables” did in 2010.
That's interesting that this, of all movies of its kind, is one where the scriptwriters didn't cave in to PC disaster, as the third Spider-Man movie did a few years ago (we can only wonder though what the reboot will be like, which isn't coming out till next year). So it might end up being a far better adaptation of a comic book than some recent others.

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Poor Thor seems to have suffered more than his fair share of slings and arrows of cinematic fortune. Check out Adventures In Babysitting for a Thor running joke.

Sweet. I'm tired of the male heroes being metaphorically turned into heroines. It doesn't make them more appealing- just more pathetic.

Wait until all these heroes join in Avengers.

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