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Too many “Super” average people in movies September 17, 2006

Posted by scartissuemark in Movie Reviews.

Damn you Wachowski Brothers and Joss whedon!

You made the idea of average people defying gravity and performing dance-martial-arts too easy… In the matrix they are not ‘really there’ and thus it’s in the power of their mind. When you get bitten by a vampire you instantly know karate and don’t get hurt when punched. Ever since these came out every protagonist in action films seems invincibly powerful.

I am tired of seeing the characters of blockbusters and thrillers, and action films so unrealistic. Arnie didn’t pump his body so hard to win, to be replaced by characters who can do triple-backflips-onto-springboard-(with no board), then get into complicated punching-and-kicking-dancing-moves while being an expert gunfighter and sword-fighter and-leaping twentyfeet-into-the-air and landing without so much as a pain in the ankle.

Here is a small list of unnatural ‘super’ average people…

  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Elektra
  • Bulletproof Monk
  • Resident Evil
  • Serenity
  • Aeon Flux
  • Underworld
  • Hero
  • House of Flying Daggers


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