Archive for July 8th, 2004

SpiderMan 2 and the Mighty Avengers

We went to watch Spider-Man 2 this evening. Nice movie, better than the first I think. In some scenes you would easily see that it was CG though…

I think the actor who played Doc Octopus was fantastic, and the newspaper boss of Peter Parker, J. Jonah Jameson, is also a fantastic actor, exactly as I would imagine him reading the comics.

Yeah, I used to read a lot of Marvel comics during the 80s, my favorite was always the “Avengers”. I was thinking the past few months, that the only way you can get the Avengers on the big screen is by doing something like the “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within” movie, where *everything* is pre-rendered CG. You see, the Avengers don’t have the strong and distinguished storyline of XMen or Spiderman. It is just a bunch of friends, heroes, who help out the world from lethal enemies. The only really authentic sub-story there is the love between the Scarlet Witch and Vision, a cybernetic lifeform (while Scarlet Witch’s brother, Quicksilver, don’t like that idea). Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are both children of Magneto (as they find out much later). The problem with Avengers is also that it has a lot of very strong figures, each one that could made a movie alone: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man. You can’t squeeze so many “important” characters in one movie without having a “single” leading character. In the comics they were all leading you see, there wasn’t a single person that was “more important” than the others. However, if all was CG, it would be more closer to the comic way of doing things, and it wouldn’t bother as much. I hope Marvel considers that…

USB/Firewire connectors are not designed for women

I am telling you people, the USB & Firewire connectors are not designed for women… They look too similar.

I just spent 3 minutes trying to place a pair USB speakers on a firewire connector. Of course, they wouldn’t fit, but I was SURE in my MIND that these were firewire speakers. I haven’t used that computer for over 6 months and so its tech specs were quite scarce in my mind. But I was sure of that, that the speakers were firewire… But they were USB and didn’t bother to actually LOOK at the connector closer, as I was sure of what I was having there… 😮

Good gracious…