Saturday, 9 May 2009

An apology, followed by some good writing?

Firstly an apology, I didn’t post last week as it was a rather busy bank holiday. Family visiting from Scotland, an 18th Birthday and the boys weren’t feeling too great. I’m not coming up with excuses or anything. Also an apology for not having any images, the uploda thing on blogger is being rubbish and my son is haning off my shoulder crying for Sports candy (bloody lazy town!).

I did see Wolverine mid week; I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. I think that may be because I hyped the film up a bit too much, it felt like it was covering ground already tread and that’s not just me as a comic book fan speaking. Think of the first three x-men movies, which were pretty, much Wolverine pictures anyway! Its fair enough most of the comic books end up with the old clawed one saving the day in a different way. What I’m trying to get at is that the X-men movies already covered the whole Wolverine in weapon x programme making this film seem a little pointless. The film is saved by action sequences that are very well done and stand out cameos from some great mutants, Deadpool being the highlight. Where I was most disappointed was the guy they got to play Gambit (who happens to be my favourite Marvel hero), put simply he just wasn’t cool enough. When in action he was very cool and how I imagine it would look but in the danger of sounding like a fanboy with a stick up his ass he should have had red eyes! He should have been damn more arrogant and they didn’t seem to understand that Gambit is an anti-hero as well as wolverine and he just wasn’t scripted or played that way. I’ll stop their cause I’m getting a bit angry.

Anyway, not much film viewing going on at the moment, though I am looking forward to buying rolemodels tomorrow, if you haven’t seen it I suggest you do it is very funny. I did watch the illusionist the other night; it wasn’t to bad and would have been better if Christopher Nolans Prestige wasn’t so good. The Illusionist is the tale of Eisenheim who falls in love with a woman way above his social standing (as you do). As expected this goes tits up and our Illusionist goes into exile across the world, while there he seeks mysteries and a copy of the Prestige. When he returns he can make Orange Tree’s grow very fast and communicate with the dead. The story may seem predictable but just wait till the ending; the problem in this film lies in dull and un watchable characters. Edward Nortons Illusionist has his moments but most of the time he’s dialogue is ruined by moments of romantic melodrama that just don’t fit in with the film. If you want a film about turn of the century magicians please watch The Prestige, its brilliant.

Angles and Demons
I’m going to see Star Trek this Wednesday but next Wednesday I’m going to see Angels and Demons. I’m looking forward to it as I thought the book was much better than The Da Vinci Code, Angles and Demons is a faster paced more thrilling story that doesn’t get lost in its conspiracy theories and if the trailers are any indication it looks like the film is going to do the same.

Anyway, like I said sorry about last Sunday but I’m only human, keep watching and reading wont you theirs a recession on its cheaper.

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