Something had been bothering me since I saw the newest Xmen movie.
Not the plot holes or the cheesiness or Hugh Jackman’ssuperb acting skills.
What bothers me is something that has been bothering me for a long time in movies (although not as long as actors using British accents every time they’re from somewhere foreign - Clash if the Titans, which took place in Greece and so should have had Greek accents and not British ones, I’m looking at you! But I digress). It’s the hairlessness.
At first it was just women. But then all the men started going hairless. Suddenly, Jerry Seinfeld wasn’t so weird anymore. Seeing men with chest hair on TV or in movies became the rarity, not the norm, even though I don’t know a single guy in real life who waxes his chest or back.
But Wolverine?? With the mutton chops and the thick lustrous hair on his head, who used to have at least some chest hair?? To now look like a Mexican hairless dog? When he is WOLVERINE?? The dude should look like Robin Williams, you know what I’m saying?
Please don’t misunderstand this as criticism of Hugh Jackman, as I have happily sat through every one of his movies, even the ones that are arty and three hours long and in which he had weird facial hair. And I still enjoyed the movie, and there were other parts that I thought needed dissecting - this is just the one I chose to dissect today.
What do you think?