I have heard several complaints from my friends about where have all the manly men gone? Well, let me tell you now that in the age of modern technology, sometimes that hunk of muscle might not have the brain to match all that brawn.
Plus, I guess we're all sick of seeing the same type of guy over and over again that these wimpy heroes who are probably best suited as side-kick material in the days of Conan, are grabbing the spotlight and charming their way in dorky fashion to the hearts of females and gay men everywhere.
I have accumulated a few examples below:
Jay Baruchel has been getting the girl in Sorcerer's Apprentice, Fanboys and She's Out of My League. Anyone jealous yet? He was a physics genius/sorcerer in SA which just proves the nerds are here to rule. It's like the Revenge of the Nerds movies all over again and hotter than ever.
Here we have the affable Zachary Levi as the hapless secret agent with top secret CIA files installed in his brain a.k.a. Chuck Bartowski. Oh and he also works at the local Buymore, a tech store overrun with the most oddball batch of employees I have ever had the misfortune to see. XD
Who may I ask is the biggest lady-killer in town? It can only be Bieber. And what weapons does he have? A cute smile, slick 'moves' and a voice some may call feminine.
I'm sure there's more examples out there (like Michael Cera who I'm not particularly fond of) but these are the three that immediately came to mind. This phenomenon has even wormed itself into the Korean drama world where we have wimpy heroes like Jung Kyung Ho, the residential sweetheart in Smile, You (2009) and Lee Seung Gi in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (2010).
It's definitely a good time to be a geek/dork. Of course you wouldn't want to overdo it. You sorta have to strike a balance between being a cute geek and a geek geek. If that makes any sense. XD
That's all I have for today folks! I'm trying to keep this blog alive but it's not often these days that I'm in the mood to post my thoughts. :)