I am a huge fan of Hugh Jackman. Heck, I went and watched Kate & Leopold – and I am a huge anti-fan of Meg Ryan – all because of Hugh Jackman. Hugh Jackman has talent: he can sing and dance, and if he’s directed well, he sure can act. He’s chosen – or had chosen for him – some pretty awful movies (Kate & Leopold, some Dracula movie I can’t remember the name of) and I’ve seen almost everything he’s been in. I contemplated going to see “The Boy from Oz” because Hugh Jackman was in it. Lucky for me, the tickets were way too expensive. I’m sure I would lose what little coolness credibility I had …
Over the weekend I saw X-men: The Last Stand.
Other male actors whom I have weakness for
– and will watch almost any movie that said male actor is in –
Daniel Day Lewis (where has he gone?)
and Brendan Fraser.
Yeah – go figure. Call me shallow if you will.
I can take it.
It was great to see, in X-men, many Asian actors playing multifarious (and nefarious) roles. I mean, if it’s a movie about mutants, well, Asians qualify, right? Seriously, it was great to see the diversity of roles in the movie played by Asian actors, for whom their Asian-ness (Asianity?) was not central to their character. Just an Asian face being a reporter and another Asian face being a mutant. Ooh, and look – that’s another Asian being a mutant. But that’s okay because in this movie the mutants are like, way cool, man.
Now I do have a gripe:
where were all the women in the corridors and oval rooms of power?
Being the secretary and the reporter, that’s where.
So, X-men producers. I see why you’ve named the movie (and comic and TV cartoon series) for just one gender.
You just can’t win them all, can you?