I discovered that Prom, if you aren’t young and/or dancing is insanely disappointing. It was like attending a dry wedding.
Yesterday was more fun, as we went to the movies, then dinner, then bowling (YEAH!) with Laura, Mike, Terry, and Mags in celebration of Laura’s birthday. The only disappointing bit of the afternoon / night was the movie. The new X-Men movie goes out of its way to crap all over the tradition of the X-Men comics. I was disappointed that Stan Lee agreed to make a cameo at the beginning of the movie because of how poorly handled the movie was. Judged as a flat-out action movie, it wasn’t horrible, though it was a bit slow-paced. It was sad that the highlight of the film was a nice tip-of-the-hat to internet-culture and the Juggernaut video that has been bouncing around the web for a while now.
I jumped right out of the film when Charles passes by the Juggernaut with no recognition or comment from either one (note: they are supposed to be brothers in the comics). There were also lots of random mutants who were just thrown in with cool powers but no discussion of who they were or where they came from. Beast being a politician instead of a scientist was also disappointing. All the people that shouldn’t die dying was also disappointing as were a few people losing their mutant powers. I mean, the entire movie ignored years and years of great story lines from the comics and decided to “Hollywood up” the script. Really really disappointing.