X-Men Origins: It All Depends On How You Look At It

X-Men Origins: It All Depends On How You Look At It

Like any geek worth her salt, I saw the movie this past weekend. I try not to pay too much attention to casting, spoilers, or even trailers, so I was really surprised to see will.i.am in the movie. As the sole brother, I expected him to make me proud. All I can say is that he didn’t completely embarrass himself, but being pwned by Liev Shrieber is… well… not very gansta.

Anyway, if we’re just scoring on the manflesh, the movie gets an A, as demonstrated by the review at Fantasy. However, if we’re scoring on portrayal of female characters, the movie gets a big old F, as discussed on Feminist SF.

I tried to enjoy the manflesh as much as possible.

My viewing companions despaired of the movie being any good because of Ryan Reynolds, but I must admit I have a lingering affection for him.  I’ve been watching him on screen since he was 13 or so and always felt happy he made good after his very, very rocky start. (He also grew up to be not-bad-looking!)

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