[ Message Board · Trouble with Comics · Reviews · Essays · Interviews · Audio Interviews · Facebook · writeblog · A Criminal Blog · Kochalkaholic · FAQ · E-Mail ]

Friday, December 26, 2003

Boxing Day Ruminations -- It's not entirely easy being an anti-theist semi-pagan at this time of year. Yesterday, what I sometimes like to call "Boxing Day Eve," was particularly grueling this year.

I gave out my gifts on the Winter Solstice, which was last Monday. That included gifts to my wife and kids, who I suppose I had hoped would embrace my semi-paganism wholeheartedly. They were a bit game, it should be noted, giving me my gifts on the Solstice, but reserving their gifts for each other until, y'know, Boxing Day Eve.

Most of the day yesterday, then, was spent in varying degrees of cognitive dissonance. At one point, I decided to get out of the house, and made for the only place I knew was open, the local Hollywood Video store. I rented The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, hoping at best for a Lite version of the real thing (the Alan Moore/Kevin O'Neill graphic novel, but you knew what I meant, right?). Instead, I got a very badly plotted and scripted movie that didn't look all that great, either. Sean Connery could have been a great Allen Quatermain in a good adaptation of the Moore/O'Neill graphic novel, but this sure the hell wasn't that.

About the best thing in the movie was the way the FX crew managed to capture the body language of Mr. Hyde, which was probably as true in general to O'Neill's designs as technology could be expected to realistically simulate.

But overall, man, the movie gets a solid 2 out of 5 from me, and a warning to you that you don't need to see this movie. Trust me, it made a somewhat depressing day just a shade more grim.


Post a Comment

<< Home





Banks are regarded the best option for making a safe investments as well as having world wide accepted creditcard. People are not only facilitated by loans but also provided debt management consolidation by the leading banks. Students can also get loans as well as apply for student loan consolidation. At the same time high flying insurance companies also contribute to the any one’s life through offering different plans of life, health and dental insurance. Along insurance of life one can also enhance its home security through installing latest home security systems.

This page is powered by ADD.