Captain Atkin wrote:
I'm not cherry-picking from what you said. Just pointing out the fact that male characters are not that memorable in these films.
You just did it again! I've said over and over again that the male characters were no more or less memorable
to me that the female ones! But you're completely ignoring the part that you don't want to hear and only acknowledging the part that supposedly confirms your preconceptions. That is the very definition of cherry-picking!
Of course, I could just be going senile with old age... lol... but for the life of me I can't remember a single name of any male character in any of those films, beyond Jimmy Olsen.
See, the very way you're defining the issue forces your desired conclusion. The question that matters is, can you remember the names of any of the supporting female
characters either? It is absolutely meaningless to say you can't remember the men's names unless
you can show that the female characters are more memorable.
I guess the difference here between us is that I do remember most of the female characters names from the super-heroine films, whereas you don't. I have no problem remembering Lucy Lane being Supergirl's roommate, or Selena being the villain in that film, but I could never remember Peter O'Toole's character's name. I definietly cannot remember the boring love interest's name (I think he was the gardener.. lol). Female characters are easier to remember for me, since they tend to be sidekicks of sorts (although usually not the costumed variety). The men tend to be just eye-candy, 2 dimensional bad-guys, or father figures.
In response to the Wonder-Woman animated movie: I own it, and I love it. That is Wonder-Woman done right, and Steve Trevor is portrayed great in that film. I really feel the animated film has something for everyone. Although it wasn't a huge financial success, it didn't loose any money. It would be cool to see a sequel to that one someday.