Movies: The Sea of Monsters and The Wolverine

Usually I’m not really picky about movies. They all have their good and bad things, right? But these two had few good things.

Sea of Monsters

Well, it was better than the atrocity that was supposed to pass for a movie version of The Lightning Thief. They made Annabeth’s hair the proper color. And Hermes was totally awesome. The cabbie ladies (I forget what they’re called) are pretty cool, too.

But then you get to the bad parts.

Like Kronos.

Oh my gosh, Hollywood! NOT ALL VILLAINS NEED TO HAVE HORNS! WE’RE NOT TALKING SATAN, HERE!

The battles sucked. They were the most uninteresting fights I’ve ever seen.

And then they tried to be dramatic. Only tried, because they failed miserably. Oh, look! Someone died! Let’s shout their name and stand there! That’ll totally work!

Note that I didn’t see all of it. Got to the drive-in late.

 

The Wolverine

I’m not gonna lie. I like Wolverine. I thought Origins was pretty cool. This one, however, which takes place after The Last Stand, was dumb.

A better title would have been Wolverine Goes To Japan. Oh, and guess what? He was in Nagasaki when the bomb was dropped! Never alluded to before, but it happened! And he remembers it, too! Never mind that there’s no mention of Victor during that time. It’s like a comic book! Dispose of one canon in favor of another!

He spends all his time mooning over Jean, except when a hot young Japanese girl comes along.

 

In short, high hopes that were dashed, between the two. Disappointment in spades.

 

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