One of my favorite concepts from the TV show "The Big Bang Theory" is when Penny says something like "Getting my geek on." She says this to try to fit in with the 'geeky' guys. Sometimes, we are like Penny and try really hard to fit in. Other times, we are so against something (usually out of spite for its popularity), that we are to the point of being rude against it. Okay, maybe that's just me.
Today, however, I'm wanting to point out a few things that I am just not a fan. Yeah, I can see that some people may like a certain thing and may find value in it. I, on the other hand, just don't really like it or get it or something along those lines. Sometimes, I've given them a chance. Others, I just can't see me getting into it.
Superman: Who doesn't love Superman? *raises hand unabashedly*. As a kid, I watched all the original Superman movies. I've tried Lois & Clark. I've even watched some of Smallville. (Out of all of those, the last is actually the one I'm most interested in watching.) I just can't seem to like the man in red and blue who isn't a spider. (For that matter, not a huge fan of the man in red and blue who is a spider.) I think the thing that bothers me about Superman is his unrealistic portrayal of being almost perfect. Ever hear "Women want Superman" as a complete sentence? I have. My response to that thought is this: "So women want a man who isn't of this world with a perverted ability that has an allergy to green stuff? Interesting..."
Captain America: Now, for this, I am only referring to the movie. And only the original that takes place during WWII. My older brother is a pretty big fan of these type of movies. We had dinner together while I was in CO two weekends ago. At this dinner, 99% of our conversation could've been topics for a Comic-Con panel. One of these was Captain America 2 (which he is excited for, I guess.) However, I was almost shunned from his life when I expressed my dislike for the first film. My expectation was a superhero movie. I feel that I saw an alternate history film instead. Similar, but not the same. I saw the story as slow and not as much fighting as I had hoped.
X-men 3: The Last Stand: Do I need a lengthy paragraph on this one? I don't think so.
To be fair, there are things I like that others may not. Joe and I argue over The Big Bang Theory a lot. Although, I see his points, I don't watch it because of its "Geek" theme. I watch it because I care about the characters and it has some great humor (geek and non-geek). These are just a few examples of things I am not of.
Oh and Happy Presidents Day! I have to work!
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