How Does X-Men’s Charles Xavier Leave His Own House?: "Based on various depictions of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Professor X—a paraplegic mutant telepath with a supposedly genius-level intellect—somehow forgot to add wheelchair ramps to his own home."
A movie quiz from Dave Hyatt. I didn’t want to open up his comments to make my stab at the answers, since I’d probably see other people’s answers, so I’m doing it via Trackback. I’ll start with the quiz, and put my answers in the rest of this post. You can use the comments if you want to play along, too!
“What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
“I came here to do two things: chew some bubble gum and kick some ass. And I’m all outta bubble gum!”
“…also left a man’s decapitated body lying on the floor next to his own severed head. A head, which at this time, has no name.” “I know his name!”
“Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.”
“Anyway, David, when they find out who we are they’ll let us out.” “When they find out who you are they’ll pad the cell.”
“Do you think there really are people who can just go up and say, ‘Hi, babe. Name’s Charles. This is your lucky night’?” “Well, if there are, they’re not English.”
“A hundred million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.”
“The first boy I ever kissed ended up in a coma for three weeks. I can still feel him inside my head. It’s the same with you.”
“Just so we’re clear, you stole a car, shot a bouncer, and had sex with two women?”
“Yeah, man just kinda…you know, you got these claws and you’re staring at these claws and you’re thinking to yourself, and with these claws you’re thinking, ‘How am I supposed to kill this bunny, how am I supposed to kill this bunny?'”
In brief — it rocked. There are a select few movies that were a successful translation from the comic book medium to the silver screen (Superman, Batman, and X-Men — all IMHO, of course), and Spider-Man just rocketed straight to the top of that list.
Plot — well, okay, it’s a summertime comic book movie, but for what it was, it worked quite well. Cast — spot-on. Effects — a bit shakey here and there, but overall quite impressive. Directing — Sam Raimi kicks much booty.