"The Avengers" and Hollywood's gender wars. A writer at Salon argues that summer blockbusters like the Avengers are aimed squarely at young men, while women are supposed to be satisfied with the mid-budget, low-prestige romantic comedies made on the Hollywood margins.
One quote that I strongly disagreed with was that "The Avengers will make a kazillion dollars, and so did "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." The differences between the two are mostly a matter of fine-grained detail; they've both got cartoonish male bonding, a lot of stuff blowing up, and hot-chick eye candy."
May 03 2012
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