Thoughts on X-Men: Days of Future Past

1. It was so much better than the previous movie. Toby and I forced ourselves to get through First Class last night, because we'd been assured by friends that DoFP was better. We'd tried watching FC before and quit about ten-fifteen minutes in because it was tedious. A movie that has someone hunting down Nazis and has mutants with superpowers in it should not be tedious.

2. See, I have this spiel about what I want out of movies with Wolverine in them. I say: all I want out of Wolverine movies is Hugh Jackman's butt. I got plenty of that in Wolverine I, but I was disappointed with Wolverine II because the moviemakers chose to focus on Hugh Jackman's abs instead of his butt, and the problem is that the highly unnatural ripped physique that all superhero and other action movie male stars are required to sport nowadays is achieved only by dieting down to 3-5% body fat and by being extremely dehydrated to attain that defined look. So all I could think about when watching Hugh Jackman's abs was WILL SOMEONE GET THAT BOY A DRINK OF WATER HE MUST BE DYING OF THIRST.

Anyway. So, our friends were over and I set into my spiel about what I wanted out of movies with Wolverine in them, and the moment I said "...Hugh Jackman's ass--" they leapt in and spake as one, saying thusly: WELL THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS MOVIE.

And boy howdy they were right. Completely pointless ROT-13 in case you haven't seen the movie and wish to be surprised by things relating to Hugh Jackman's butt: MBZT ANXRQ JBYIREVAR NFF

3. Every time Iceman/Bobby was on screen I was distracted because of his resemblance to my cousin's husband. My cousin's husband is genetically gifted such that he resembles both Dominic Monaghan and Shawn Ashmore.

4. Does James MacAvoy wear a nose prosthetic to resemble Patrick Stewart's honker, or is that all-natural?

5. I remember, quite some time ago, reading an interview given by Halle Berry shortly after she played Storm for the first time in which she--probably prompted by her publicist in an attempt to position her to get more serious roles--spoke derogatory words about superhero movies and/or characters. And now every time I see her play a superhero I think HAH and SO THERE, because I am a WEAK AND SPITEFUL WOMAN. Hah!

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