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Super, Man II: The Wrath of Moi (Geek Migraine commensing I'm sure...)

Man, I'm unproductive today.  I'm also somewhat annoyed.

As some of you may have noticed on Facebook yesterday, I related the story on how I got a call from my doctor's office that I still hadn't gone for lab work that had been ordered 2 weeks ago.  One, I don't remember hearing this before. Two, it wasn't mentioned last week when the pain in my side was determined to just be a, really bad,  muscle pull.  If such an order existed wouldn't it be cancelled after the ultrasound found nothing?

Anyway, my second clue that this  clue this wouldn't end well: the lab test was set up at not my usual hospital but the other one.  Say what?  So I went that afternoon.  They had no record of the order.  They called my doctor and I waited though when she go an answering machine, I knew the damn office was closed. I waited anyway about 2 hours.  My entertainment was druggies and Fox News...

I was going to review The Wolverine here but it's not playing at the local within-walking-distance theater so that'll have to wait.  That movie has been described as at least trying to be the opposite of Kick-Ass and Super  so doing a review of the latter which I just watched on Netflix I guess is appropriate.  Super at it's heart is Kick-Ass meets Juno. The combo sounds odd on paper but somehow works.  I love how though it's a pseudo-superhero movie it has a cast loaded with genre actors.  Man has wife Betty Ross stolen from him by Sebastian Shaw. Inspired by Green Lantern's voice, he becomes a superhero to rescue her and gets Kitty Pride as a sidekick.

Writer-director James Gunn is the director of the upcoming Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy  so I wanted to see what his deal was. I think he'll be fine. As I really only had a problem with two scenes.  I felt the ending, though perhaps realistic, (and you know how I hate realism in my superhero movies...) was a bit too graphic and there was a sex scene that was a bit too forced and not neccesary but at least it had a realistic conclusion given the set-up... 


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