Wolverine 4 at the Gate

My Blog Gate post for the week is up, this one a late-breaking review of a movie you may have already heard a little about.

Unless that’s actually last week’s post, which I unaccountably skipped. Actually, I could account for it, but that would involve complaining or explaining, two things I never do, unless my feet hurt, or I need money, or some exposition is needed for a story, or–hm. Maybe I’ll have to rethink that position.

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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6 Responses to Wolverine 4 at the Gate

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have to choose one movie, so I’m picking Star Trek. Not a huge fan of the franchise, and it wasn’t until the third trailer that I became interested in this iteration (“Your father was the captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved 800 lives.”) but after that hooked me, it came down to the composite scores on Rotten Tomatoes. Trek is very high, the other guy, not so much. Logan will have to wait for DVD.

    –Jeff Stehman

    • JE says:

      If it’s one or the other, I think you made the right choice. I haven’t seen the new ST yet, but early reports are pretty promising. And space movies are always more fun on the big screen (if they’re any fun at all).

      The Logan movie is definitely worth watching, though. Here’s hoping the already-rumored sequel (X-Men Origins: Wolverine: The Beginninging Begins Again) is as good.

  2. Is that icon what I think it is? You’re a classics professor, so it must be.

    I seem to recall an episode of The Tick in which one of the villains had a hand puppet that mocked the cultural illiteracy of the heroes and, for that matter, the other villains in the Evil League of Evil or whatever it was. From the Iliad. Homer. Read a book! Darn it, what was that puppet character’s name?

    • JE says:

      Absolutely–that’s Handy the Puppet, the character on The Tick. I really rocked on that show–it was one of the ones my (then preschool, now adult) kids and I could both watch and get something out of.

      • My grad school friends and I used to get together for Saturday morning cartoons. It was a good antidote to Derrida. For days after that episode, we greeted each other on campus with Handy the Puppet’s lines. They still come up on occasion, when we tell Tales of Problem Students.

        Of course, the episode in which the Tick fights the Filth is one that comes up when our students are doing especially well. What do we mean by ‘We come from filth, we’re going to filth?’ Why can’t we go to Florida instead? Hooray for critical thinking!

        • JE says:

          “The Tick vs. the Tick” may be my favorite. Who really is the Tick? What does it mean to be the Tick? Can an object at rest be stopped? And so on.

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