August 31, 2001

Jenn, Grey Water

I didn't like the X-Men movie very much; it wasn't laughably bad, but it wasn't that great. Ian McKellan's Magneto choices struck me as misguided, and since I am an old-school Magneto fan, that in and of itself would probably have been enough to torpedo the movie for me. One thing I did enjoy unreservedly, however, was Ray Park's performance as Toad. I raised my eyebrows at the Magneto/Toad pairing here, but, as always, the truth of the tale is in the telling. "Grey Water" made it all make sense, in an extremely odd, evocative, and touching way. Intelligent use of Rogue and her absorbed memories and an interesting view of Toad's past and his attitude towards his teammates are added bonuses.

Posted by Sarah T. at August 31, 2001 03:02 PM | TrackBack
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