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Monday, 31 December 2012

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Ahistoricality

There are other genre narratives that fit that model: Kung Fu and McGyver come to mind.

The real problem with that statement isn't the Batman issue, but the "good guys with guns kill people by accident all the time" and more guns just exacerbates the problem.

Ahistoricality

Doesn't it say something about our culture, though, that "action hero who eschews firearms" is a substantial category, with clear subgenres ("retired action hero who has to take up gun again" being the most obvious).

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