Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Do Today's Superheroes Make Boys Batty?

A recent article from the online magazine "Good Men Project" contrasts today's testosterone filled superhero with the heroes of yesteryear. Writer Lu Fong questions whether our kids are adopting some of these traits when portraying their own masculinity.

Quotes Fong: "Where older comic book characters often highlighted the values and vulnerabilities of superheroes (both in and out of their spandex), modern Hollywood-crafted characters spend less time brooding and more time shooting."

Personally I'd like to know what effect characters like "Hit Girl" will have on young female moviegoers. read more .

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