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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. :)

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

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

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