Friday, 18 May 2012

Where Lurks The Black Widow?

Following on from my earlier comments on Front Row's John Wilson being totally unable to turn in a coherent and honest review about a simple summer blockbuster, Doctor Science over at Obsidian Wings has put together a long post delving into multiple reviews of The Avengers.

The conclusion he emerges with is fascinating: the men writing about the film are commonly totally incapable of sensibly discussing Scarlett Johansonn's role, to the point where on several occasions they, like Wilson, actually start complaining about things that didn't actually take place.

For anyone with an interest in gender relations in comics and their spin-offs (which should be all of us, really; there's still an awful lot of work to do), I highly recommend reading the good doctor's post.

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