Friday, May 01, 2009

Slice and Dice

So, yeah, I went out last night with my son (who, while he didn’t turn 18 at midnight (10:43 a.m. if I recall correctly) will — in all probability — will be 18 by the time you read this). For comicbook fans, it will be a good deal of fun, seeing Wolvie back up on the big screen, but I’m not sure that a back-story flick of “not quite the X-Men” will completely fly with the general populace.

Still it was good, and should do at least as well as Watchmen, though I don’t expect it to be the blockbuster that was any of the X-Men films. I did a quick, first-impression review of the film, and will certainly do a longer form review which will show up at my column.

In the mean time I do want to wonder if the combination of a bad economy, the early on-line posting of the film, the lack of the other X-Folk, and prequel/back story nature of the film will keep people away; and this odd confluence of events does, will it spell the beginning of the end of superhero/funnybook films. I, for one, hope not.

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