Sunday, July 20, 2008


I saw Axl and Emma the other day. I hadn't seen either of them in a while and it turns out they were both mad at me for not updating my blog in ages. Well here you go guys, see what your disappointment has wrought.

Lots has happened since my last post:
My foray into the world of modern technologies that others have been enjoying for years has continued at a breakneck pace with the inclusion of an i pod and a laptop into my arsenal. Obviously I am taking advantage of only their most basic functions at the moment as my tiny, dinosaur like brain struggles to comprehend their vast array of applications. Baby steps.

I have entered Batman challenge, aka Batmanathon, in which me and a group of friends have given ourselves 9 months to workout to see who can make themselves most like Batman. How exactly we're going to figure out who the winner is I don't know. There's been talk of feats of strength, skill based competition and even the bleep test. They all sound good but I think the most important element should be us wearing our own, home made Batman costumes while we compete.

Talking of Batman, the Dark Knight hits U.K. cinemas this week. The hype surrounding it has been practically impossible to avoid and I for one have been looking forward to it for some time. However, that excitement has been surpassed already. A few days ago the trailer for the Watchmen movie appeared online and I spazzed out about it immediately. This movie is going to be amazing. Guaranteed. If you haven't read the the book then it won't mean much to you yet as you won't know any of the characters, but this movie will almost certainly put every comic book movie that came before it to shame.

The story is set in an alternate 1985/86 where Richard Nixon is serving his fifth term as president and the threat of nuclear war is constantly looming. Superheroes, once so beloved by the people, have long since been outlawed, but the brutal murder of one of their own forces a handful of retired heroes to join forces again and investigate what seems to be an elaborate plot to kill off the old "costumed adventurers". But things are worse than they think.

Watchmen is one of the most highly respected graphic novels ever and is even included in Time magazines top 100 books alongside the likes of Lord of the Rings, 1984, Catch 22 and One flew over the Cuckoo's nest. I highly recommend reading it but I'm sure it won't be essential to your enjoyment of the film when it comes out in March next year. You can watch the trailer here.

That'll have to do for now folks, maybe it won't be so long until my next post. Maybe.


schmemma said...

yey! more posts please!

Le_Gore said...

firstly i would like to thank Axl & Emma for getting Matt to do another blog. Matt & Lex always so infrequent but always worth the wait.
Went to the iMax to watch it on the 17th over here mate & then went the following Tues to watch it on a normal screen, got a dull headache from the iMax (the scenic shots were like being in a helicopter (iv never been in a helicopter) but during other bits the screen was TOO big) Also people were ON THE PHONE in there. Shocking!
And i don't think it was too long at all. Yeah i saw the Watchman trailer looking forward to that too.

Good to hear from you dude.