Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest #%@$#&*^!@%#! in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.― Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
I suspect this explains the success of the Iron Man movies. Middle age men admitting to themselves, "OK, yeah, there is no way at this point that I will ever be Batman. But a flying suit of armor? I could do that! I wear a suit all the time!"
I'm not sure what the etiquette for use (or not) of repulsor rays at a wedding would be, though.