Monday, March 02, 2015

"Her Love is Real, but He is Not."


There was a stretch on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where Buffy, going through a rough patch, becomes involved with the vampire Spike. Which I thought was kind of perfect: she could invest whatever emotions she wanted into the relationship, and if it didn't work out, well, at that point Spike was a soulless monster. (If handsome and witty!) It would be easy enough to end without feeling too hurt about it. As a defensive measure to avoid some heartache, it makes sense.

Of course, men and women do the same thing now: when they're in a relationship, their partner is perfect; when it's over they're...not. But I kinda thought the Scarlet Witch's attraction to the Vision could be explained a bit there. And we saw some time back James Robinson's conclusion to Marvel's Heroes Reborn, which featured the Marvel and Wildstorm universes smushed into one, and the Scarlet Witch involved with the android Spartan! That's just a bit of substitution, though.

This isn't the first time I've used the tagline from A.I. for a joke, and I've yet to see the movie. Still in no hurry.

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

Shit, don't be fooled Clint. It's totally about the sex. C'mon,especially with MM and all those extenstions. Yeah let that roll around in the ol' noggin' a bit;)

Otherwise, yeah dead on.