Why do guys like Chuck Norris? That was the question that was proposed to me at work today. I thought the answer deserved some thought before my knee jerk response of simply,“cause he’s awesome”. Chuck Norris, and really any major action star, personifies every guy’s desire to be the hero. I know that sounds lame to some but allow me to continue. It is not the realistic nature, or lack of, some bearded vigilante spin-kicking his way around the obvious evil of the world.
Instead, it is the wish that in unimaginable odds, a normal guy (beard included) can rise above it. It can be conquered. Think about it. Every boy since the age of 4 on wants to be the hero. To be honest, guys really don’t mature much past the age of 7. We just find new and unique ways to hide it, but I digress. When we go to the movies, women included, it is for an escape into a world of possibility. We don’t attend movies for the riveting real world tale of my life. Instead, guys attend the flicks to see one man dominate. The silver screen has a way to make that fictional world your own reality even if it is for a short period of time. On the flip side, think about why ladies love a movie about a Vampire who is sleeping with some weird unattractive girl and whose best friend is werewolf.
Really? And they call Chuck Norris movies stupid. It’s thirty-fold more plausible that a highly trained Delta Force member would be able to stop a 400 man army, almost single handedly through the force of well developed karate, and the most inaccurate 400 man army shooting at him. So this weekend catch a Walker marathon and feel like an American hero even if it is only for the 40 minutes between commercials per episode.