Okay, I had to post something about this, because it royally irked me. According to MTV, X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn is an idiot.
Mr. Vaughn has gone on the record as saying that he deliberately threw in a love song by Take That to the upcoming film to attract women. Because you know, we don’t like comic books or movies or superheroes or any of that boy stuff. Here’s the quote:
“I think there’s a lot for women to enjoy in this film,” he said. “Remember ‘Armageddon’ [and] the Aerosmith song that got girls who probably wouldn’t have originally gone to see ‘Armageddon’ hearing there was a love song, and [saying], ‘Oh, maybe there is something in the film?’ . . . So it’s pure commerce, to be blunt, and I want women to see this film.”
When is Hollywood going to realize that WOMEN LIKE COMIC BOOKS AND VIDEO GAMES AND MOVIES AND FANTASY!!!! I thought after the backlash from the New York Times review of Game of Thrones we had proven our point. I was obviously wrong.
Also, for the record, I don’t like Take That. That’s almost enough to make me want to NOT see the film. But it does leave me to wonder just how good this film is if the director felt that a song would make it better. That doesn’t speak much about the plot or acting, does it?
What’s really sad is if Hollywood realized just how many of us do like these things, they could learn to market to us. And how lucrative could that prove to be? I’m sad to report that we may never know. Hollywood is NEVER going to get it, are they?