Saturday, June 20, 2009
mutant love in an elevator
Okay, so it's not love.
It's "teeny-bopper crush on manly militant mutants".
I saw the elevator scene in X-Men Origins: Wolverine: The Part Where They Make Him Even More Invincible and Hairy today and turned to Dr. Krog with goggly eyes and excitedly said, "I am SO Photoshopping myself into that scene!"
And I couldn't find a screenshot of that exact scene, but this picture is even better, because it includes Gambit, (aka. DNA Lovechild of Early 90's Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio) and omits Busey-Like Jerk from Lost and Black Guy in Cowboy Hat, who were not crush-worthy characters.
Oh, yeah. In case you missed my invisible lead-in, I took Dr. Krog to our first solo movie since November to celebrate Father's Day. (THANKS, Nina and Big Ben!) Before kids, we saw nearly every non-chick-flick that came out in the theater. We dearly miss our movies, mainly because we like to sit in cold, dark places and make jokes and giggle together.
Sure, we saw Zack and Miri Make a Porno with our 2-week old baby, but I spent half the movie going Amazon with a sleeping newborn snoring gently on my chest, so it doesn't really count.
And without spoilerz, I assure you that Wolverine was the perfect choice. Fine holiday fun. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
It had everything I need in an action movie. Here's my checklist:
* Hero Walks Away from Fire in Slow Motion
* Evil Guy's Plan Has a Dastardly Twist That He'd Like To Reveal in a Speech
* CGI Fight with Obvious Wire Work, Harkening Back to Charlie's Angels
* Hot Southern Guy in Tailcoat Kills With Possessed Playing Cards and Fancy Cane
* Bullet's Eye View, Including the Bullet's Casing, Which is Actually Impossible
* What a Lovely Relationship, That Chick is Gonna Die Soon
* Patrick Stewart Has a Cameo, and I Secretly Hope He'll Say "Make It So", But He Doesn't
* Ryan Reynolds Plays Ryan Reynolds and Makes Me Laugh and Slobber A Little.
In other news about how awesome my day was, I wore my favorite "skinny jeans" for the first time in over a year. And I was even able to breathe!
And the scale said 148, which is awesome, because on April 29, it said 162.6. So that's 14.6 pounds in 53 days of diet and 10 days of shredding. My goal was 150, and I hereby set a new goal of 140. My self-gift for getting to 150 was this gorgeous necklace by my friend Alicia Istanbul, which I need to go ahead and order, and now I want some black cowboy boots when I hit my next goal.
Life is good, my friends. Life is good.