Free For All Friday: Enough WIth the Comic Book Movies Already

We all know I love the Angels, but some of you may not know that I am also a reformed comic book nerd.  By reformed, I mean that I no longer actively read comic books, though I still maintain an interest.  The main way I get my fix nowadays is via the glut of comic book movies that Hollywood has been churning out recently.  In fact, I just got to see X-Men: First Class.

It was a very well done movie in almost every aspect (with the exception of January Jones’ awful acting).  I should have loved the movie.  I should have been raving about it.  But… well, I just don’t give a crap anymore.

Maybe I am just getting old and the fanboy inside me is fading away, but this movie didn’t do anything for me.  Nor does the Green Lantern movie that opens today (although I am pretty sure I lack interest in that one because it looks like giant piece of green-colored crap).  Not even the release of the Captain America movie later this summer has me excited.

I hate to say, but I think the entertainment industry has spoiled a good thing by inundating us with it until we are all oversaturated.  Stupid, Hollywood, you just have to ruin everything, don’t you?

X-Men: First Class

A pretty good movie, but still, I just couldn’t get that into it.

Here are a few other topics for you to discuss amongst yourselves:

  • What was with those riots in Vancouver?  I thought Canadians were all just nice, polite folks who would’t harm a fly?  Those Canuckleheads really messed some stuff up.  It was enough to make this native Southern Californian proud.  I mean, they still don’t riot like the people in LA, but it was still pretty impressive.
  • Speaking of hockey, what the frack did Boston have to win?  As if Bostonians weren’t insufferable enough already.  Lord help us all if the damn Red Sox win the World Series this year too.
  • Funny thing about Seattle, I thought the Mariners would get a lot of support.  The game I attended this week was played before maybe 15,000 people.  Yet, the MLS game between the Seattle Sounders and whatever the hell the Vancouver MLS team is had 27,000 people.  Really, people, soccer?  Nobody told me I moved to freaking Europe.

Or just feel free to bring up a non-Angels topic of your own.  I don’t really care (as long as you keep it clean) because it’s Friday.

Garrett Wilson

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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.