What comes to your mind when you think of a “chick flick”?
Glittery dresses, boyfriend issues, raunchy gal pals, mother-daughter relationships, fashion emergencies, random musical numbers…the whole nine yards.
I beg to differ.
And it turns out I’m not alone.
Ever since the rise of screen gems like 300, I’ve begun to notice a trend in…ahem…the action/adventure genre.
Which led me to think that, maybe, those guy flicks aren’t just for guys, after all.
Why else would you put a bunch of sweaty, shirtless men on the big screen, their muscles flexing as they shoot gigantic machine guns, or shatter skulls with their bare hands?
Because deep down, that’s what we all want in a man.
But don’t take my word for it.
Grab your popcorn, girls. And let’s take a look at the top five reasons why some guy flicks are chick flicks in disguise.
1. Sexy Male Lead
Let’s be honest.
One of the biggest selling points for Mad Max: Fury Road was the casting of Tom Hardy as Max.
For men, he’s a survivor fueled by primal rage who is awesome at fighting.
For us ladies, he’s a survivor fueled by primal rage who is awesome at fighting…and who looks incredibly good doing it.
One reason why Max and so many other great heroes are played by handsome actors is to draw in the female crowd. Sure we have strong female leads (which we’ll get to later in the article)…
But come on! You wouldn’t have seen 300 if the Spartan king was played by Martin Short would you?
And speaking of which….