I've been an Alien fan since 1979. Have you?
Who cares if Riddles wants to scare the shit out of his audience when Mr. Clemens does such a better job.
Rarely, is it a good time to pull that argument out of the deck but good on you for doing so. If you really want to get full mileage out of that fact you can always say "I've been an Alien fan since 1979. Have you? Which means I've been a fan since before you were born. ...probably before your parents even met!"
...and then cap it off with "I was a fan before 'ALIENS' even existed!"
just to put 'em in their proper space. Of course, it works best when you know their age.
You just got to be careful how you use it as it's most powerful when used in jest. Especially in a social gathering with a group of people drinking at the bar. The guffaws will be worth it!
Superhero movies truly are for the lowest common denominator. And I'll stand by that, too.
Most super hero movies are glorified stupid. Loads of fun, sure. ...but still stupid. As far as "the lowest common denominator" goes, 'Average' is not an achievement
- it's a target demographic aimed at by marketing analysts.