Luke McKinney, 5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man
I want to break this one down because I’ve seen a lot of “reasons I don’t want a Black Widow movie” posts, and they all curdle the same way. It is okay if you don’t like Natasha Romanov, and wouldn’t go see a movie about her, I will not be coming to your door to sell you tickets like Girl Scout cookies. It’s alright, really, that you don’t like spy films, that you find them uninteresting. In a shocking twist, Hollywood produces dozens of movies I find boring every year. Sometimes they’re even about superheroes. I will survive this.
But the thing about repeating these “Black Widow isn’t interesting, she’s a supporting character, she doesn’t have powers” syllables like a mantra is that you’re not trying to convince yourself, are you: you’re trying to convince the people who do want this film. Or if not convince them, dismiss them. It gets more obvious when the train derails into “Marvel has so many other women characters that are way cooler” like, obviously, people who like Natasha are just ignorant, of those actual good superheroines, of comics in general. As though wanting a BW film creates a crusade against the better female characters, and not comments like these. “The only reason she’s popular is because of the movies,” like fans of those movies don’t know what they want to see in them. They’ve been brainwashed, somehow, into caring about a character the films want you to care about: a ruse true fans, objective fans, can see through and avoid.
The problem is that so many of these arguments against a Black Widow movie become arguments against Black Widow fans. I have no idea why and how people find some characters so fascinating, but I take them at their word when they say that they do. Because when you question fans’ ability to want things because they don’t want the same things, that is when you begin outputting a personality error report.
Majestic Motherfucking Creatures we are.
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This photo set popped up just in time.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK AM I LOOKING AT
THIS WAS MY FAVORITE SCENE FROM THE ENTIRE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS TV SERIES