Rogue is as moody and tortured as ever, still trying to figure out a way to have a relationship with nonthreatening Bobby/Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) without killing him (her dewy skin has the unfortunate power to leech the life force from anybody it touches), helplessly watching as Bobby gets closer to the fetching young Kitty. Jean has gone flat-out bonkers, a premenstrual demon with an ax to grind. And the mesmerizing, slithery Mystique (Rebecca Romijn), Magneto's shape-shifting sidekick, learns a hard lesson in shifting political allegiances. With this trio, "X3" enters new-ish territory, diving headfirst into the mythos of the femme fatale. Together, they're the Furies for the Hollywood age.Interesting as this is, and as attractive as the franchise's women are (especially Famke Janssen, whose character is resurrected in "X-3"), my favorite character is Hugh Jackman's "Wolverine." He's gruff, tough, sarcastic -- what a guy!
Friday, May 26, 2006
"X-Men: The Last Stand": The Triumph of the Femme Fatale?
I'm taking my 10-year old son to see the new "X-Men' flick tonight. I was never a comic buff as a kid, so the franchise was basically new to me when the first "X-Men" came out a few years back. Apparenty, according to this Los Angeles Time movie review, the most intriguing aspect of the new film is the dynamic theme surrounding the "terrifying trio of angry, undomesticated women who all but run away with the movie":
Posted by Donald Douglas at 11:08 AM