It is coming to that time of the year in which a few more superhero movies will hit the big screens and we have to decide whether we should pay over $20 a ticket to catch the flick. Yes, over $20! In Los Angeles, if you wish to see a film in 4D you are looking at paying about $25 plus the added ticket service charge fee. I’m somewhat picky about my movie going experience as a result. Except for when my son wants to see a film. Let’s face it, watching Despicable 3 versus the Lego movie is all the same to me. Not everything is awesome and not much you can do about it. I think I am a bit cranky. Could be the cleanse.
But back to superheroes. Coming up soon, we will have the opportunity to catch Thor, The Justice League and/or Star Wars. I’m not really a Thor fan but I like the hulk. Regardless of my superhero allegiances, I will probably catch all three movies. Which got me thinking as to who would I be as a superhero. I love Batman. I really like the new Wonder Woman. But I feel like I have to expand beyond the usual suspects. Also, it is that time of year, where silly training sessions and professional events, ask you to note with which superhero you identify.
Honestly, I am tired of that question. Why can’t I just say I identify with the Joker? I would probably be viewed with more respect if I noted that. I feel like the Joker is quite misunderstood. I mean, do you even know his origin story? Yes, we all know the bit about him falling into a tank of chemical waste which bleaches his skin white, turns his hair green, and his lips bright red; the resulting disfigurement driving him insane. But what was there beforehand?
Anyway, if I can’t say I identify with the Joker, what about noting what superpower I would like to have.
Many people answer that they would like to fly, be invisible, or see through walls. Flying would be cool if that means truly never having to fly in a plane with others again. But I worry about getting tired. Being invisible seems cool if you want to spy on people; otherwise it seems lonely. Seeing through walls just seems creepy. What about turning vegetables into bacon or lemon oreo cookies? What about turning a teddy bear into your clone who gets to do all the tedious work? I want totally random powers. How they would help the world would be anybody’s guess.