Monday, May 29, 2006

Hitcha witcha own pimp!

X-Men 3: The Last Stand
He says it.

The thing.

Juggernaut says the thing.

I haven't done a movie review thing in a while. There haven't really been any new movies that warranted it, but this was pretty big and I'm bored so let's do it.

Going into it with little knowledge or dedication to the original comic version, I didn't think it was as bad as everybody was saying. The premise of the film is a logical progression from the previous film, and the Dark Phoenix plot was fit in pretty well.

I think one of the main problems is that they tried to squeeze in to many characters and subplots. It makes for a rather convoluted film to the uninitiated. There are a good amount of cameos and winks to the fans, like the character of Trask and the Sentinels in the Danger Room.

One of my big troubles was that Scott/Cyclops is majorly given the shaft in the film. He doesn't do much until Phoenix kills him, and even after that nobody seems to give it a second thought. That moves nicely into my other grievance. I thought the Wolverine/Phoenix romance was kind of silly, which is why I'm glad there wasn't much of it shown. It's better than Wolverine and Storm at least.

Oh yeah, speaking of Storm, Halle Berry thinks way too highly of herself. She's fine as Storm, but she doesn't seem to realize that the movie isn't just about her.

On the other end of casting, Kelsey Grammar as the Beast is pure genius. He steals every scene he's in and in my opinion nailed the character. Also Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart are up to their usual levels of awesome.

Charles dying threw me for a loop, but I can live with it. He apparently is still alive anyway. And they might as well have killed off all of the mutants that lost their powers, but Magneto's final scene suggests that they'll get them back.

Wow, Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat is sickeningly cute. Her chase scene with Juggernaut is one of the best scenes in the movie.

Juggernaut was handled fine, I thought. Making him the half-brother of Charles and incorporating his true origin story would have just messed up the film. I've gotta wonder how they chose the other mutants though. Arclight? Quill? Spyke? Why not Avalanche or Quicksilver?

Hugh Jackman is up to his usual style as Wolverine. He could easily carry his own movie.

Out of the three final battles of the movies, I think this is just the most fun to watch. The choreographing and special effects are amazing.

It's not the best of the franchise, but it's still a fine film. Comic fans just need to loosen up a bit.

Rating: B+

So there was this Strats party on Saturday. Way fun. Bocce ball was amusing, and we played some half-hearted badminton. We were going to play with the frisbee, but Therese had to throw it on the roof. Ms. Stevens has a snazzy house. It's the kind of house I'd have if I had a house.

We sat around and talked for a while, until we decided to go for a walk. Not much happened until we went and stole wood from the neighbors. And then some wierd kid came out and bothered us. We ignored him, per Ms. Stevens's orders.

There was a bonfire. I went home with ash in my hair. Then she kicked us out because we're not seniors yet. It took a while for my ride to get here so I just hung with them and talked about Fullmetal Alchemist and D&D and stuff. I made a pretty funny joke, I guess. Mike had a cool cape thing. There was cake. Messy cake. Ms Stevens's neighbors think we're a bunch of witches. Then I went home and proceeded to be bored all night.

The finale to Ghost in the Shell: SAC was pretty good I guess. I like how they killed Gohda at the end.

Sunday, I went to see X-Men 3. But you already heard about that.

Monday sucked. Really, it did. I went over to Josh's house to play some half-hearted D&D. We soon put a stop to that and I guess Cody's going to do some D20 Modern game involving Zombies and Russians and stuff.

Myeah. I'm not even going to spellcheck this entry.

Monday, May 15, 2006

On the Topic of Death

So I nearly killed myself today in Gym class today. Playing tennis of all things. I hit the pavement, hurt my knee, and proceeded to walk around with a limp the rest of the day. And probably tomorrow. See, for a weakling like me, that's life-threatening.

We ("we" meaning "me and the guys") tried playing the World's Largest Dungeon on Saturday, but it got boring. We then switched over and played some Conan RPG and played Soul Calibur 3 for a while.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Metal Gear Solid 4: Gun Eater

So, E3 is going on this week. And the Sony Playstation 3 is going to run me half a grand. I'm loyal to Sony, but I don't know if I'm that loyal. I'm not sure I want to spend 600$ to find out if Solid Snake makes it through his next adventure.

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots looks brilliant, by the way.

The AP Psych test was interesting, I guess. One of the free-response questions threw me for a loop, and the multiple-choice section stumped me with some stuff we barely learned, but I think I did alright.

The new banner I was talking about? There it is. Woo.

I should get to work on my Chemistry Lab Report. But what's another half hour?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

AP Psychology is a Comedy Bistro

So I'm taking an AP test tomorrow, one that I have done minimal studying for. I'm somewhat worried about the multiple-choice portion, which is a hundred questions in seventy minutes. But I'm confident I'll make up for it in the free response essay section, because let's face it, I'm awesome at writing. Ask every single English teacher I've ever had.

Enough with the bragging. I know what you really want to hear about. That's right, my Transformers action figure collection. I picked up Cybertron Defense Scattorshot the other day and he is damn cool. He's got a weapon sticking out of, like, every orifice on his body, so it's easy to picture him waltzing into a Decepticon base and absolutely murdering everybody. Also got Scrapmetal, who might as well be called Rumble for his ground-pounder arms. All in all, a very cool Scout class.

It's occurred to me that I'm slipping in my posting duties on Pojo. Where I was once ranked the 73rd highest poster out of 20000, I'm now 149th out of 35562. The fact that all of the cool people, save some of the mods, have disappeared kind of accounts for that though. Also, I no longer post in the Yu-gi-oh! area, where a good chunk of my early posts came from.

I own at Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, by the way. I'm not a nerd, just a geek. Nerds don't have friends, whereas geeks do. Or at least I think they're my friends. I mean, I don't get them anything for Christmas or remember their birthdays.

Party at Mrs. Stevens's house? YOU BETCHA. Be there and be square.

I think I'll change my banner tonight.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

im out of witty titles

Strats was cancelled today. That was kind of dissappointing. Maybe it'll get rescheduled or something.

The Day of Silence was interesting, I guess. I didn't keep to the vow very well, which I'm kind of frustrated about, but people wouldn't quit talking to me! Its like people don't have anything better to do than to bother me about stuff. Anyway, the meeting was quite interesting with all of the serious discussion and Mrs. Barnes's input. Surprising.

And now I'm out of stuff to do. The stage is almost clean and Strats won't last forever, so I'm getting pretty bored. I don't want to go home after school and sit in front of the computer, I want to do stuff.

88 on the Psychology Cumulative test, bitches. I'm very pleased with that. Also, a 90 on my FST test, but thats because I rock at probability. I can't understand why so many people seem to have trouble with it.

Have you ever been so bored out of your skull that it hurts?