Monday, May 5, 2003
Matthew Yglesias explains why he Jacob Levy at Volokh)
X2 seems to have slightly fewer characters than LOTR. I am a simple guy who likes my one good guy beating up on my one bad guy (hence Spiderman’s movie was very accessible to me). I have only made it through 3/4 of the extended DVD version of the first LOTR movie. I don’t get what’s with all those Muppets and how they are supposed to save Middle Earth (Kansas?) by tossing a ring into a fire pit.
Think of it as a very drawn out process to reverse the fateful decision in the Garden of Eden.
At least X2 had hot chicks. It should have been called X-Women. I remember that Janssen chick from an earlier James Bond flick, but I gotta find out what else she is in. And despite her self-importance and ugly white hair, Halle Barry is quite the babe.
If you haven’t seen the movie, don’t read what’s next. It won’t spoil the movie too much; it just eliminates one plausible ending.
Personally, I think they should have dropped iceboy at the end to save the day.
OK, I just did think of that. Didn’t help. Every time I think about LOTR, I can’t stop wondering if those Muppets with the big hairy feet are really that short in real life, and if so where did they find them?!
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