So I saw the awkwardly titled, X-Men: Origins: Wolverine when it came out.
I'm a huge Wolverine fan; but who isn't. I also dig Hugh Jackman. He's the modern version of Sean Connery. Women want him, men want to be him. He also seems like a nice guy and a pretty good actor.
How was the movie? Meh. I didn't hate it. It gave me lots of what I wanted to see. The opening credits montage was kinda cool, even poetic in its way. I enjoyed the fights.
And it left me wanting more. I want to see Wolverine in Japan, meeting more mutants, fighting ninjas, learning who he is even though he doesn't remember his former life.
But if someone asked me to explain the story, I'd be hard-pressed. There just isn't much story that makes sense.
Because the movie is so blah, I wasn't going to say anything about it. But I thought Dan D. might want my take on it.
I even decided to ignore Terminator Salvation because I had a feeling it would be pretty blah. The critics have been telling me this is true. There was a time when I would've gone to see anything with the Terminator-name attached, but not after Terminator 3. That turkey killed it all for me.
The next movie I really want to see is Pixar's Up. I'll take my daughter. She's not as jaded as me, so even if it turns out to be bad (unlikely), I know she'll enjoy it. After that? What's left between now and the August release of the obviously awful GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra? Anyone?
Looks like a good Summer for book-reading. I have a whole stack building-up. I just finished the wonderful A Canticle for Leibowitz. This was very entertaining, and raised some very interesting isssues of moral theology. I recently found an old, out-of-print history March of the Barbarians, by Harold Lamb about the Mongol Empire. This is always good stuff, and this author knew how to bring these exotic people to life. I can't wait to read it.
I'm also working my way through several new martial arts books, of course.