No, really. Is it 50 Shades of Grey? Or Girls? Is it because menacing billionaires who do “man things” are hot right now?
Okay, I can tell you why I’m excited: it’s because I love rich people doing things. I mean, that’s why I’m also excited about The Great Gatsby. I especially love it when rich people drive cars. I think there is going to be a whole lot of rich-ing, and a whole lot of car driving going on in this movie. Masquerade black tie balls? Sign me up.
I mean, yes, there’s going to be a lot of action stuff going on, too, I guess a football field will get blown up or whatever, but, you know, that’s neither here nor there.
And I do love superhero movies.
Really, I didn’t love comics that much as kid. I don’t think I’m the target audience for this.
When I was 15, I was in Paris for a while. I was homesick. I was really, really homesick. And one day, I went to this movie theater and Spiderman was playing and it was so quintessentially American that I stood up and applauded at the end. Avec une grande puissance sont une grande responsabilité! DAMN RIGHT. THAT IS AMERICA. NOT JUST SITTING AROUND EATING CROISSANTS WITH NO RESTAURANTS OPEN ON SUNDAYS. I guess I took away from it that Americans are a group of people that “try to do good” and “are utterly fanatic workaholics. Spiderman would totally keep his restaurant open on Sundays.”
It was right around the Bush years. It was a weird time to be an American abroad, and probably I would like Paris a good deal more if I was there now.
And this made me super into superhero movies for a brief time, even after I came home. I mean, Spiderman will never be as good as when you see it homesick in a country where people don’t speak your language, but still. Still.