The Wolverine

ohhhhhh, opening night of The Wolverine.  Me and my Wolverine dog tags, center seat of the center row, yeah!!!

It was so fun.  I loved the fight scene on top of the train.  My only complaint is that the Hollywood version of Wolverine in this movie, like the movies before it, is so much squeaky cleaner than the comic book original.  Wolverine is short and hairy and likes cigars and booze.  Hollywood’s Wolverine is just a little too neat and tidy, but Hugh Jackman still does a good job with the character.  I’d like to see it again and it hasn’t even been a week yet!

Next year will bring a new X Men movie to the big screen, so there’s a reason to live on in nerdy fandom!

deep movie thoughts…

I understand it’s unamerican of me to dislike Sandra Bullock as an actress. I’m sorry. I don’t like her. She’s boring, uninspiring, unconvincing. I’m sure in real life, she’s a lovely lady, but on film, bleh. That said, we saw “The Heat” today, and it was much as expected…the big laughs we’d seen in all the commercials already.

But! There was a great trailer for “The Wolverine.” Hell yeah. July 26. I may have to take a long lunch that day just to be one of the first to see it! One of the first graphic novels (thick comic books for big kids, errr, adults) I ever read was the story of Wolverine, so he is close to my heart.

But wait, there’s more!! The only thing that would make me happier than a Wolverine movie is a new Pirates movie…and so it shall be because I wish it! “Pirates 5” may be a year or more away, but I am delighted there will be more Jack Sparrow and company, more fabulous music, farfetched tales. Yay!