Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wolverine! Etc...

woke up early this morning to go watch the Wolverine movie. I figured that if I was at the mall early, then I'd have a good selection of schedules to choose from in the cinemas.

But it turns out that both Trinoma and SM North were featuring the Pacquiao fight for the entire morning until such time that it ends. Which meant that ALL THE EFFORT (c'mon peeps) I exerted to wake up before noon was all for naught. I had to wait until 2 pm until Wolverine's back screening again.


Anyway, here are some bits and pieces on the movie.

1. Pretty decent movie. Hugh Jackman totally owned the character (in a good way) of Wolverine and it shows in his performance. One complaint I have is that they featured a number of mutants but did not devote enough time to flesh out their stories or even develop the characters. Even Victor Creed (ably played by Liev Schreiber) was a bit one-dimensional.

2. Ryan Reynolds was a good choice to play Deadpool. Every word out of Reynold's mouth just drips with sarcasm and wit. The guy could just whistle and that would make us chuckle. But then again, not enough screen time. The second half where he's in he somehow lost his mouth. Frenetic swordplay and sardonic wit - check. Only lacking was the blatant breaking of the fourth wall. I was expecting Deadpool to look straight at the camera and wink or something. Or maybe strike a Mr. Pogi pose hahaha

3. LOTS of complaints on Emma Frost a.k.a. The White Queen. WTF?! Looks like the movie split her power into two - for now she has a sibling that possesses 'tactile hypnosis' which came in useful only in the last part of the film. Probably the first part also, but showing it in use during that part might get the film an X rating hehe. Now all Emma Frost had was the "skin turning into diamond" (how much is she in carats?)power which, by the way, is her secondary mutation brought about during the attack on Muir Island by [text deleted as it is too nerdy for comfort]. Dammit! I wanted to see The White Queen as THE WHITE QUEEN -- powerful telepath at par with Professor X himself, the white vixen of The Hellfire Club, mentor to Generation X and the other young mutants, ...[text deleted as it is too nerdy - and obssessive - for comfort]...and the actress that played her wasn't even close to what I imagined Emma Frost would be.

now we're talking...

My fave actress to play The White Queen...

Yeah, baby! Yeah!


4. Finally, there's GAMBIT.

Actually, he's my favorite of all the X-men and he's also my first character of choice whenever I'm playing the Marvel vs. Capcom game either in arcade or on PC emulation software. My second character's Chun Li hehe. Gambit had all these cool moves and strikes and he's FAST, really fast - jumping around the screen, swinging his staff around like a manic dervish. I never got around to really mastering the combo moves as I would just pretty much pound on the arrow keys and [text deleted as being too nerdy, drawn-out, and inconsequential for this post] hahahaha [text deleted] I suck at Marvel vs. Capcom.

But that scene where he hovers like a helicopter and even the "staff smash" I'm positive the writers stole from Mar-vel! Ver-sus! Caaap-com!

All in all, a good - though not great - movie. Surprise cameo by a beloved telepathic, BALD, mutant. the movie may be a lesser addition to the growing X-men franchise, but this one still deserves a look - if you haven't seen the bootlegged version on the net.

Now that Wolverine's done, there are still a crapload of movies I have yet to watch: Star Trek, Transformers, Terminator Salvation, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

And this is why I love (or hate) summer...

Oh wait, here's a vid for you...

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