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IS IT THE COSTUMES OR THE MUSCLES – UPDATED

Way back on February 7th 2012 I posted a blog entitled ‘Is it the Costumes or the Muscles’
https://mumofthreedevils.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/is-it-the-costumes-or-the-muscles/

Anyway, I thought it was about time that was updated because there have been some amazing films since I posted that blog and I have come to the conclusion that it is most definitely the costumes that grab my attention before complete obsession of the actor takes over!!

The first mid life crisis obsession was Dredd with Karl Urban.
I really don’t know why I became so obsessed with this character.
I never read the comics and didn’t know much about him apart from what my husband had told me.
However, in Sept 2012, along came Dredd.
I went to the cinema with my husband and……

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WHAM!!!
Mid life crisis obsession number one had started.
For the next 17 months, Karl Urban was my number one obsession.

I watched everything I could lay my hands on and added to my film collection with 18 of his films!

I’ve got to know him and who he is as a person.
How he’s a complete geek himself and loves his job and his fans.
He’s even named one of his sons Indiana after one of his favourite film characters.
He’s only 3 years younger than me.
He loves surfing.
He loves Star Trek and idolised his nemesis, DeForest Kelley, who played Dr McCoy in Star Trek, a role he has now made his own in the re-boot.

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I love him and I still love him.

However…..
February 7th 2014 and a trip to the cinema to see a re-boot of a childhood favourite has bumped poor Karl down a peg.

Robocop.
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I loved the original Robocop with Peter Weller and I was intrigued to see how it could be brought up to date.
I did not expect to love it as much as I did and I certainly didn’t expect to become quite so obsessed with the actor taking on the role.

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Joel Kinnaman is beautiful.
He is absolutely adorable in ‘In Your Veins’, heartbreaking in Johan Falk and completely naive in Easy Money.

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I cannot get enough of him!!
He’s added to my film collection by 7 films and Robocop is due out on Bluray in 18 days!!
Frustrating thing is that he’s only just really taking off so I’ve already seen all I can see and am on the edge of my seat waiting to see what he does next!!
I can’t wait to see the last series of The Killing on Netflix in August.
Steven Holder is probably his best character to date.

Ex drug addict, streetwise and cocky Detective.

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I have just realised I’m getting completely off topic!!

The whole reason for this blog is costumes.
My past 2 obsessions have kicked off because of costumes.
Costumes that virtually cover the actors faces!!

Superheroes in general have become a lot hotter in recent years.
Gone is the spandex, camp and comic book look.
In is the pumped, tough and leather ‘new’ comic book look.

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Is it any wonder I love superhero movies?
I can’t wait to see the new X-Men movie tonight when Ian gets home.

Let’s not forget that there are some extremely gifted actors under all those costumes who put a lot of work into looking that good just so that we can enjoy the characters.
Thank you guys and gals!!
Keep it up.

 

 

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