I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine yesterday. I loved the X-Men movies and Wolverine has been my favourite mutant not so much for his powers (Mystique’s is way cooler!) but rather for his sarcastic nature. Of course, it’s an added bonus that Hugh Jackman (drooooool!!) plays the part!
Anyway, back to the movie — it’s a great movie for anyone who loved the X-Men series. It’s got the action with other mutants including his brother Sabretooth, Bolt (who can make things move with his mind), Gambit, Wade and others. It leads nicely into the first X-Men movie — you get to see how Wolverine turned out the way he did.
I give it 4 stars just for the action, the thrills and the eye-candy.
Last night I finished reading Arundhati Roy’s ‘The God of Small things’ (yeah, I know it’s very late). And I did not enjoy it. Am I missing something? How did this book win the Booker prize? The story line for me was quite haphazard moving from present to past with no real warning…there were times I had to read back to figure out what time they were talking about. And then the whole nonsensical stuff such as using the Popeye the sailor man song in odd places.
Once again, am I missing something? I mean, I get that she is trying to tackle powerful issues such as child abuse, the caste system, DV, the preference of males….but it did not grip me given the way it was written.
If someone has read it and liked it, please explain.
It was not one of my best reads…quite disappointing. And I wouldn’t recommend it.
Anyway, until next time,