June 20th, 2011

Busy Monday Morning

Having a long day this Monday morning.

Came in to work to find my desk absolutely swamped with work stuff on it, and have spent the better part of the morning getting unburied from it. So far, so good.

Anyway, time for morning coffee break. Got several posts to write today here on the journal, but we'll see how my typing hands handle things.

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night...

Last night, after the gaming session, several of my Friday night gamers showed up around 7:00 pm, and announced that they were taking me out to a movie. Kathy, Joanne, Tom, David, and his friend, Kelly, and I went and saw the Green Lantern film at the local theatre. While we could have seen the movie in 3-D, several of us (myself included) wear glasses, and find that it gives us headaches, so we went and saw the regular, HD version of the film.

I have to say that I went into the theatre with low expectations, given some of the newspaper reviews of Green Lantern that I had read, panning the movie. I'm not going to spoil the film for the folks reading this sort-of review, but I thought that Ryan Reynolds made an excellent Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, and did a much better job of it than I had expected him to. I wasn't impressed with the woman they got to play Carol Ferris, and I found that some of the plotting was a bit... sloppy, I guess would be the best word to use here, but I loved most of the CGI used for the green energy stuff, and thought the CGI Guardians and Oa were pretty well done.

The film was much better than I expected, and I suspect that if the film does well, there will be a sequel. However, I just wish they had made an Alan Scott film, rather than a Hal Jordan film. Ah, well... *sigh*