On Monday I blogged about what men like to read (manfiction), then yesterday, I blogged about what teenage boys like to read (action with no preachiness). That got me to thinking about the movies.
Sure, there are a lot of “women’s” movies -- romantic comedies, chick flicks, tear jerkers. But most of the big blockbusters seem, to me, to be movies men like -- action adventure. Take the newest James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. That was non-stop action, with lots of gunplay and impossible stunts -- with a couple of beautiful women thrown in.
Are these types of movies blockbusters because men go to them? Yes. And no. They’re money makers because men go to them and women do as well. On the other hand, most men don’t go to a chick flick willingly -- or easily.
And I think the same thing can be said of books. Men won’t be caught dead in the airport buying a romance novel with a pink cover. But women will pick up a Lee Child book.
What do you think?
6 months ago