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JKDChick's Martial Arts in the Movies
Three reviews for the price of one! Ok, they're free anyway, but that's not the point. Like a well-timed backfist to the temple, JKDChick uses her wit and movie industry experience to score with another great write-up featuring Elektra, Blade Trinity, and Ong Bak!
Here's a quip from her article:
See, there is this issue with woman action “heros”. Sexy and tough don’t mix. They just … don’t, okay? So when you take your average actress, whose entire life has been devoted to making herself sexually attractive to males, whose only job is to be charming and beautiful and feminine, and tell them to “act tough” they look ridiculous.
To her credit, Garner’s actually pretty capable looking, and certainly doesn’t suffer from the “SHE’S GOT ARMS LIKE TWIGS! SHE COULDN’T PUNCH HER WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG!” syndrome that curses most actresses (my only objection to my beloved Buffy). But she can’t pull off the “I’m a deadly killer! Look how deadly I am!” undercurrent that Elektra, the character, has in the comic books. Also, they changed her costume to a red silk TEDDY for the love’a pete. The black leather from Daredevil wasn’t gospel but it looked better than the “prostitute/assassin” outfit.
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