May. 2nd, 2009 10:32 pm
lesbiassparrow: (THEY MOVE LIKE COUGARS)
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This is a great movie. A great, great movie. It is littered with much shrieking of manpain to the heavens and has absolutely no logic at all. That, my friends, is what makes it great. Where lesser films rely on plot and coherency, this one disdains such minor matters.

Things I loved:

1. The endless war montage of Wolverine and Sabertooth's brotherly love
2. Striker's decision to not bother to even have one man with a gun guard his Lair of Mutant Experimentation
3. The one DNA to rule them all plan. You don't expect any sort of medical logic in a film about mutant, but honestly, just chucking them all in there and getting a super warrior with swords in his hands still is ripe for hilarity
4. Wolverine's shrieks of manpain. How many times was he down on his knees howling? Plus he had an actual CABIN IN THE CANADIAN WILDS THAT HE PROBABLY BUILT HIMSELF. (This, incidentally, confirms my belief that everyone goes North to FORGET in manpainy suffering. I hope Jason Bourne uses that exact cabin when he goes to grieve. IT'S ONLY FAIR.)
5. Daniel Henney being hot and evil. With magic gun skills.
6. Deadpool. Well, I mainly thought he was hilarious but perhaps not in the ways I should. All I know is that if I were building an indestructible warrior, I'd guard again decapitation. And I'd make sure that his mad laser eyes faded after death. What would you do if they continued forever? Can you imagine the problems?
7. That the girl lasted at least 3 scenes more than I thought she would. I thought she was a goner right after the first scene. Well done, there, Girl of Inevitable Dyingness.

Date: 2009-05-03 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lage-nom-ai.livejournal.com
Oh man, Wolverine probably runs a Manpain Retreat from his cabin!

Your icon is so apt for this film.

Date: 2009-05-03 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
They probably have manpain competitions. And then all wander off into the woods to howl at the sky. Except for Bourne, who is far too stoic. And then he gets annoyed because the others insist that his manpain doesn't run deep enough.

Date: 2009-05-03 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-dian.livejournal.com
LOLOLOL I love this post. I found some parts hilarious too but thoroughly enjoyed the fanservice provided by Hugh Jackman and Daniel Henney (though too bad the latter died within 10-15 minutes into the movie). Heee... ^^;

Date: 2009-05-03 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Daniel Henney lasted longer than I thought - I was afraid he was going to be like the ex-hobbit with the electricity powers and die with about three lines. This was a total, hilarious mess with lots of pretty, pretty men. Hard not to like!

Date: 2009-05-03 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sassachusetts.livejournal.com



Oh god oh god I cannot wait to see it again ohhhhh. And Daniel Henney is not getting any better at acting, but since that's not really the point of Daniel Henney anyway I was extremely happy to see him.

Date: 2009-05-03 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
And Daniel Henney is not getting any better at acting, but since that's not really the point of Daniel Henney anyway I was extremely happy to see him.

Daniel Henney's stellar talent is to stand around being very attractive. I have no problem with this. :P

Date: 2009-05-03 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chelseagirl47.livejournal.com
I saw it yesterday with my book group. I guess we're not so very literary. Luckily, I had [livejournal.com profile] bethynyc to translate X-Men-universe for me, as I have seen the movies and that is it. For example, I would never have known that Liev Schrieber was supposed to be the same character played by a guy in much heavier makeup in some of the other movies. (According to bethynyc, who I must believe because She Knows Comic Books.) But, as I have seen Liev Schrieber play Macbeth in Central Park (and pretty good at it, too), I suppose he has in his contract "I am a Serious Actor and will only wear *moderately* silly makeup as I am CGI'ed into making breathtaking leaps across the screen . . . all the while emanating Serious Actorness."

Never having seen Daniel Henney onscreen before, I immediately thought of you and your many Kdrama spams starring him. Pretty.

Date: 2009-05-05 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I don't know much about the X-Men comics - and I think I quite enjoy it. Other people always seem to get really irate about Cyclops and the decimation of their favourite character, but I'm just happy to admire all the pretty.

I've never seen Liev Schrieber on stage, but I wasn't a huge fan of him in this. Well, maybe it's the character - it's hard to buy wolfman-catthing-whatever he was no matter who plays him.

Date: 2009-05-05 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chelseagirl47.livejournal.com
Yes, his role here was mostly limited to grimacing and looking threatening, but he's quite good when he has an actual part. I just never made the connection that he was supposed to be the same as that other guy in the other movies, 'til Bethy told me. Ah, well, joining the ranks of actors who support their stage careers by playing comic book villains. (After all, there was that cameo by my favorite Prospero, who isn't paying the mortgage with his Shakespeare roles, either.)

Date: 2009-05-04 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oxymoron67.livejournal.com
I totally agree. This movie was AWESOME. (I especially agree with point #2 and #7.)

And there *WAS* a plot... if you squinted at the movie the right way, you could see it.

Date: 2009-05-05 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I think the plot was 'how can we get Hugh Jackman to wail at the skies/look hot/take his shirt off?' In that they succeeded admirably.


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