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Dare Devil - Dares To Bore Me

February 17th, 2003 - 4:21 a.m.

I'm Currently Avoiding: Sunrise.

Mmph. I guess I should update. Especially since in my head I thought I would and I went to the trouble of opening this window and now 40 minutes later I still haven't written a damn word, so I should just get on with it, eh?

Oh look. I've suddenly turned Canadian. It's from reading Marn all of the time. Funny woman has me wishing I lived closer to Quebec where it's stupidly cold. Of course, it's already stupidly cold here, so I don't know what I could possibly be missing.

Hmm...news, news...what do I have for news? Went and saw Dare Devil the other day. I wasn't terribly excited to go see it in the first place, but I was outvoted by the other two members of my family who went. It was...enh. I was not impressed really. This whole "Hollywood's out of fresh material so let's turn comic books into feature films" thing is starting to get old. Superman...enh, they're all really old so I'm not even going to bother. Batman was great, a couple others in that movie series were great too, but there was a precedent for that...Batman had already had appearances on Scooby-Doo and as a tv show prior to that, so it was okay. X-Men...meh. It was all right. Spider-man...I think I had issues with it, but I don't remember what they were offhand. Then there's this one (not even a superhero most people know (I assume since I've never heard of him) for crying out loud...), and X-Men 2 comes out later, The Hulk sometime this year too... Is Hollywood desperate for material or was someone thinking: Scary world, comic books = escape from reality, people go to movies to escape reality, therefor comic books need to become movies so that we can make money? It wasn't even a good comic book adaptation. Of course, how much I can really judge that when I've never read this particular comic in my life is debatable. But that's not the point. The point is the movie was boring. It wasn't any good. There wasn't really any torment to the superhero with the identity crisis like almost any good comic book manages. Even the film rendition of Spider-man managed that one. But is it here? No. And suddenly, because he has enhanced senses he can leap around like Spiderman? I Don't Think So. Plus, he gets stabbed in the shoulder with a dagger and ten minutes later he's running around with nary a sign of pain, even when he's slammed on the ground. I agree with that review I read earlier. It doesn't take any chances and its improbable in many places. There isn't even really anything to make up for the fact of its implausability either to make me like it more. So I am displeased. The only one I really liked was maybe the Bullseye guy because he amused me.

Ummm...what else? I know there were other things. Oh, PBS is the Purveyor of Tortoise Porn now because of the show on turtles/tortoises they did earlier. They showed this one bit of tortoise melodrama/porn and I was greatly amused. I'd explain it, but I don't think the hilarity can be conveyed without you having seen it. It's a visual thing. Ummm...I can't think of anything else really. Happy President's Day or whatever. Ciao.



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