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31 May 2009 @ 10:49 pm
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Saw the Wolverine movie last night, and enjoyed it very much. Lots of explosions and Rrrawrrr! for HalfshellHusband, and lots of Hugh Jackman for me (fierce, content, happy, focused, enraged, and just downright studly from frame-to-frame). The beginning of the story surprised me quite a bit, having seen X-Men and the other movies, but by the end it all worked. They wove this prequel into the other stories quite well.

The movie is chockful of man-candy. Ryan Reynolds doesn't do much for me, but he's there. Taylor Kitsch is working his charm, a super-handsome Asian model plays Agent Zero, and Will.I.Am., who normally does music and not acting... The phrase "pleasing to look upon" fell out of favor years ago, but that man—with his smooth voice and his smooth, rounded features—filled me with this feeling of serenity just from gazing at his face.

I really liked Wolverine's lady-love as well. Interesting character, lovely spark.

The rest of the weekend went by too quickly. I'd hoped to ride with Christopher on the bike path, but made it only a mile from the house before the front tire sidewall blew out my innertube again. I.e., Friday's blowout 2 miles from home (on the way back, for a change) was exactly what it looked like. Christopher biked home and HSH tried to go with him instead, but couldn't get his biking shoe on over his swollen foot. (Still waiting on those MRI results.)

OTOH, my unscheduled trip to the bike store means I'm rid of that evil front tire and the ultra-thick bead on its rim (nearly unworkable), and that gummy surface that picks up every piece of debris on the road and grinds it into the tire. Got a second one waiting to replace the back tire too, when the opportunity arises.

Christopher complained a LOT about the sunburn he got at his class's pool part on Friday, which mystified me because it didn't look that bad. Early tonight, blisters started to form on one shoulder. You can imagine how guilty I felt then. :0

 
 
 
miss_mandy on June 1st, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
The movie is chockful of man-candy. Ryan Reynolds doesn't do much for me, but he's there. Taylor Kitsch is working his charm, a super-handsome Asian model plays Agent Zero, and Will.I.Am., who normally does music and not acting...

WHAT ABOUT LIEV?!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
Great performance, but not remotely attractive to me in this movie.

And having seen what his character was like (laid out pretty clearly in the first 10 minutes)... the murdering rapist thing doesn't bother you? Because that's beyond being a turnoff for me. :0
miss_mandy on June 1st, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
the murdering rapist thing doesn't bother you?

Have you read my fics?

but not remotely attractive to me in this movie.

Okay, you need to see Defiance then. Because he is definitely hot in that movie and his murdering is restricted to Nazis so it's all good.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
I can only read so far in your fics, because I don't like getting too far inside the sociopathy, if that makes sense. It sickens me-- I'm all about alluding instead of detailing, after a certain point.

I did see Defiance, and I liked him in that (and the movie, of course). But again... he's just not good-looking to me.

Here's a list of other people who aren't good-looking to me, and maybe this will make sense to you: Daniel Craig (primate), Matt Damon (goober), Mark Wahlberg (ordinary-looking), Ryan Reynolds (nothing going on above the neck), Matthew Fox (ditto)...

Liev at least has interesting eyes, but I don't really go in for the vague, rounded features.

Plus, I still can't believe you came out of a Hugh Jackman movie all wound up over Liev Schreiber instead. ;)
miss_mandy on June 1st, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
My fics are a lot tamer now that I'm not writing about T-Bag. However, there is still the general theme of "big, strong man menaces pretty little girl" that seems to bleed into each fandom. (SCC, True Blood, X-Men)

I don't find any of the people you listed attractive either, although Daniel Craig has very pretty eyes. I don't think it's really so much Liev's looks as just his overall size and strength and the characters he plays.

I mean he's 6'3" and made of solid muscle and he speaks Russian in Defiance and I just picture him sweeping me off my feet all manly like and taking me away to live with him in some faraway land.

When you're as big as me and you have such a damsel in distress kink you gotta look for someone you can work with. I would break Taylor Kitsch's arms if he tried to lift me.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
Didn't realize Liev was that tall. My husband is 6'4", so it usually takes that height or above to make an impression on me. ;)

So, do you have a thing for The Rock then? Because I DO think he's handsome, and I think he's tall enough. Adam Baldwin too-- less typically handsome, but good-looking in my book.

I'd think you'd be all over Jared 24/7, now that he's become this giant man-beast. :0

I prefer the tall, lanky types myself. S1 Jared. Zachary Levy. The young Pierce Brosnan. Hugh Jackman (! But of course!).

And after seeing this movie, on top of "Australia," I think Hugh Jackman's ass could star in its own movie. It's muscular, and it's out there just waiting to be pinched. Yum!
miss_mandy on June 1st, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
The Rock's okay, I mean I'd do him, but I wouldn't be super excited about it. And Jared seems too young, college boy type to me.

Christian Bale in Harsh Times? Definite yes. He's got the right combination of strength and asshole-ness, but he is also sweet and loving to his teeny Mexican girlfriend. (Before he goes all crazy PTSD on everyone that is)

Jason Statham is only 5'10", but he's another one I'd add to my list. I don't know why, cause he's not convetionally attractive, but I would sleep with him in a heartbeat.

And honorable mentions go to Christopher Meloni and Dominic Purcell.

Hugh Jackman is pretty damn hot, I'll give you that, but if it was a choice between Sabretooth and Wolverine, the kitty with the claws wins.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Hmm, Christian Bale is one of those guys who is absolutely not attractive to me. Kind of a screaming-skull face, and no features that are actually "handsome." Plus, there's that psycho temper. :0

Jason Statham does nothing for me either! I keep wondering why he won't go away. :0

Christopher Meloni, though... looks like a hawk, and yet he's got MAJOR charisma and a lot of muscles. And Dominic is both handsome and hunky. Whoo!

So, Sabretooth is Liev's character then? Funny that the name doesn't come up in the movie, because I'd wondered. I'd finally decided that the CGI running style looked more like "cat" than "wolf."

Makes you wonder if either of the bio-parents had mutant capabilities, given that both sons did. ;)
miss_mandy on June 2nd, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Plus, there's that psycho temper.

See, I would love for Christian Bale to yell at me about ruining his scene. But then I'm weird like that.

I'd finally decided that the CGI running style looked more like "cat" than "wolf."

Oh my God, when he runs on all fours it is so hot. I love that part in the opening credits where it pauses on him in this leaping pose.

Makes you wonder if either of the bio-parents had mutant capabilities

In X2 Pyro tells Bobby's family that the father carries the mutant gene, so it's possible for two humans to have a mutant child. I don't think Victor and Logan's dad was a mutant because he died just from Logan's claws.

Then again we never saw him afterwards so it's possible he didn't actually die and is still alive somewhere. Hmmm, idea for a Sabretooth Origins movie maybe?
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on June 2nd, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
get your paws off Jason Stratham. I get first dibs.
miss_mandy on June 3rd, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh don't worry, you can have Jason. I've got my eye on Liev...
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on June 1st, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Zero was hot like burning.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought so!

Why must they be sociopaths, why? Because damn!
dr. henry killingerliberateourtime on June 1st, 2009 08:33 am (UTC)
I spent the entire movie being the disgruntled comic book fan despite my best efforts. :/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, too bad!

Lucky for me, I don't read comic books and so I don't have the whole "This is violating canon seven ways from Sunday!!!" thing cropping up.

Seems like it would be useful for die-hard fans to know that this doesn't work so well if you're very famliar with the material.
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on June 1st, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
"Do Ah owe yew monay?" and my brain melted. I spent all of Kayla's scenes wondering where I'd seen her before.

Did you see that Hugh jackman made that fitness list?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
I don't even watch "Friday Night Lights," but I've seen the Men's Health issue featuring Taylor Kitsch, and DAMN but he's got something!

Kayla looked very familiar to me too, but she actually wasn't (I imdb'd half the cast, of course). In some other roles she's appeared in, she has blond hair. :0

I didn't see the fitness list, but I'm not surprised. The man already looks fantastic in his "more natural" state, and then he puts on 30 lbs. of muscle for Wolverine each time.

In "Australia," he looked as if he might be about half-way to Wolverine. More muscled than usual, but not all Rrrawr!

That ass, though-- whoo! That is MY kind of ass!
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on June 2nd, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
I'm a firm beleiver that if you can't bounce your keys off a body part, move on.

Jared made the list and so did some other actors. missyjack might have it.

I'm sort of addicted to FNL.