Thursday, June 29, 2006

Superman Returns

So I saw Superman Returns yesterday with my wife, Diana. We both really enjoyed it. All the actors were good, and Kevin Spacey was just excellent. The action scenes were good - some were really, really good, like the plane sequence - and while there were a few holes in the story, it was good fun, sufficently close to the comics (that was one thing that bugged me about Superman 2 - all of a sudden he (or the other other Kryptonians) has these weird powers - I have to see it again though) that the fanboy in me was satisfied, but at the same time brought some new things to the character that have been there, just not played up as much as they were in the film. But it worked, and made sense, and possibly made me feel some sympathy for the character of Superman more than I ever had. Overall, very good, worth seeing, and we'll probably go see it again (maybe in 3D).

Also, I had a conversation with a coworker this morning about the gay themes that have been reported about the film. I didn't see them. But as he pointed out, the themes of alienation and aloneness really run through almost all comic characters (look at the Spider-man films, yet there are no accusations of Spider-man being gay). So I didn't see it, and kind of think it's all silly.

Of course, I did say to Diana that Christopher Reeves would never have left Lois.


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

First Try

Okay, this is a first for me. I've had the idea to do this for a while (I even purchased a URL a few years ago, but did nothing with it), but finally, I've been inspired to give this s try. Might not last, who knows? My wife has a blog, and a number of my friends. Why not me?

I called this "Wanderings" because I have no intention to be consistent. I'm just going to wander all over the place. Maybe talk about comics, or my ride to work on the subway (This morning it was packed, there was a guy in a wheelchair by the door who kept on rolling out to let the people off, and at one stop a bunch of people jumped in after he moved out, and then a couple of people who had been on the train basically kicked people off so the guy in the wheelchair could get back on. Then a woman who was standing in front of me practically collapsed and no one would get out of their seat for her! She ended up just getting off the train - the guy in the wheelchair had to move out for her.), or I might put some of the sketches from my sketchbook up here (not sketches I've done, but sketches from comic artists).

Who knows what will show up here? This is also an excercise to get me write some more - something that I really want to get myself to do.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy, and feel free to let me know what you think.