Archive for April 14, 2011

Salute To The 80s Movie Hero

Posted in Random Tidbits with tags , , , on April 14, 2011 by xymarla

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the loss of the great American superhero in film. Batman is Welsh. Superman and Spider-Man are British. Old Professor X is British. Young Professor X is Scottish. Thor and Wolverine are Australian. Green Lantern and Green Hornet are Canadian.  Captain America, at least, is actually American.

Of course, we’ll always have Perennially Off-Duty Cop and Badass Hall of Famer John McClane, but there’s another character archetype that I proudly claim as part of my American pop culture heritage, a character whom I would like to salute today: the scrawny, surprisingly confident, smooth-talking 80s kid. I miss that kid. Where are our Ferris Buellers, our Marty McFlys, our Lloyd Doblers, our Duckies?  Read my post over at Badass Digest!

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