Wednesday, February 17, 2010

True Geek Confessions

Over at Alert Nerd there is a fun mega-blog crossover event going on called "true geek confessions".  Sometimes you stand alone in loving a super niche-y run of a popular comic book series. Sometimes you’re the only person on the entire planet to ’ship a certain ’ship. Sometimes you simply Do Not Get a movie the rest of your geeky brethren is falling all over themselves about. And because a lot of fandom is about sharing loves and hates and communing with your fellow geeks, this can feel awfully lonely.  I probably have a whole lot to confess, but we'll just pick one for now.

I like love all those "bad" superhero movies.  Things like Transformers, Daredevil, Elektra, The Fantastic Four, and GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  It's not even one of those things where I thought, "this is really bad, but for some reason I love it."  No, I didn't even know that everybody hated these movies until I started reading around on blogs and stuff, and saw how universally hated these movies are.



Let's take Transformers, for example.  I frickin' loved that movie.  It's on my top ten favorite movies list.  It had action, funny stuff, awesome transforming things, the soundtrack was great . . . what's not to love there?  Everybody says it's such a bad movie, but I don't see it!  I'll give you Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  Even though I enjoyed that one for the most part, I can see where it was annoying/stupid/bad, and why people wouldn't like that one.  


Maybe it's just that I'm really easily entertained.  Although I can't say I love every movie I see, so I don't know if that can be the excuse.  I'm actually kind of picky and easily annoyed, and sometimes the littlest things can make me hate a movie.  But I really can't think of a superhero movie I don't like.   I can think of two reasons to explain.  One: I'm just a kid at heart, and would love to have some awesome superpower, so I love to see superheroes on the big screen, or Two: superhero movies usually have hot guys in them.


Whatever the reason, I don't have to explain myself to you!  I'm sure you have a true geek confession of your own.  And just to add one more itty bitty confession, that will probably get my geek card revoked, I have never seen an episode of Star Trek.  Are there any hot guys in Star Trek?  I don't know.

To see more true geek confessions, see the master list at Alert Nerd.

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can't comment on hot guys, but there are some hot chicks in Star Trek! Guess that's my total geekness - I've seen every episode of every Star Trek series and more than once. (Love NetFlix!)
BTW - I dug both Transformer movies and Daredevil as well.

Michelle said...

Yes, one of the main reasons I too love these types of movies is for the hot guys. That's why I watched XXX with Vin Diesel when it came out. For the man-candy factor.

Janice said...

I work on a bunch of those sorts of films (the two TFs, and GI Joe, spring to mind). I'm glad people are getting something out of them.

Jocelyn said...

Whoa! I was blown away by your post, because that is exactly the way I feel about these movies. The only superhero movie I can think of that I didn't care for was Watchmen (and that might be because I saw it on a first date and it is so not a date movie).

Anyways, had to comment on awesome similarity. :)

Brenda said...

Jocelyn, I was just iffy on Watchmen, too! Scary similar. :)

dollycas said...

Chased you down from Wendy's blog, so you have an old friend as a new follower :)

Brenda said...

It's always nice to see friends anywhere. Old or new! Thanks for stopping by my blog!