From buff to 'Buffy'. Tagline: Girls with guns and goofy geeks are teaming up to redefine the action hero.
FTA: "...John Rambo and other cinematic action icons like him face a far larger problem than scornful critics: They’re being swept into irrelevance by a tide of new American heroes, like the retail drone turned reluctant spy of NBC’s 'Chuck,' admired more for their technical skills and a general lack of testosterone. And two new television series based on popular properties—'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' and 'Bionic Woman'—are spearheading a resurrection of the strong, hard-hitting and sexy action heroine—action figures who are tougher, less cartoonish, more relatable and just more believable than their beefed-up male counterparts."
[ edited by zeitgeist on 2008-01-27 17:46 ]
January 27 2008
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