My child is out of the house for the next two weeks, so I have a lot of free time during the day.
Today I went to a 10:20AM show of THOR. One of the benefits of working morning drive – your day is done by the time everybody else’s is starting.
It was fun; not IRON MAN fun, but still sorta/kinda enjoyable. I’m not too familiar with the comic book. Just a very casual fan. I knew who the characters were, and that’s about it. I did get the Don Blake joke; that was clever.
My main gripe was the storyline about how Thor could get his power back. I get that he had to learn humility, but how did dying accomplish that? Or was it a lesson about the fragility of life? I don’t know.
Unfortunately, this didn’t give me that “I can’t wait to see that again!” feeling. Up next – probably X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.
After I got home, I jumped feet-first back into the rewrite. And it felt great, despite not remembering where I had left off. Turns out it was the 2nd quarter of Act Two. I consulted my notes and got to the midpoint.
While I like the immediacy of working with the laptop, most of this work has been handwritten. I typed in what I had so far.
And I gotta say I really like how it’s coming along. Looks like my next challenge is firming up the 3rd quarter of Act Two. But I did it before. I can do it again.
-Movie of the Moment: Last night we watched the first half of INDY IV. I was really disappointed when I saw it in the theatre. It doesn’t seem as bad now, but is still somewhat of a letdown.
Tonight we’re watching part of John Carpenter’s THE THING. I haven’t seen this in years. Despite the fake blood and overly-gooey special effects, it’s great at setting the feeling of helplessness, and in an isolated location to boot.
Too bad they don’t make scary movies like these anymore, with more emphasis on gradually scaring you rather than seeing what kind of crazy torture porn they can come up with.