Friday, November 10, 2006

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

The story goes something like this ...

  • Boy goes to school with girl. Boy and girl stumble across meteor: she touches meteor and gets superpowers. He doesn’t. They fall out.
  • Ten years later, another guy meets the girl. It’s hard to be a humble, well-balanced superhero. And guy has feelings for someone else in work. They fall out. She’s jealous.
  • The original boy is now an nasty piece of work that is holding out for his first love. More meteor rock. Two superheroes. Everyone gets the partner they love. (Even the guy’s geeky friend.
  • The end.

At first glance I ignored this in-flight film. But waking up somewhere over northern Canada on the second (or third) run through.

Uma Thurman plays a frumpy gallery owner (Jenny) and a cookie superhero (G-Girl) who enjoys exercising her power over everyone else. Eddie Izzard makes a great baddie, until he turns soft at the end. (Has he ever played a Bond villain?) It’s pretty harmless entertainment, and an excuse for some great one-liners. Maybe better titled My Super Weird, Jealous, Violent, Unstable Ex-Girlfriend.

11277 metres up in the air, travelling at 536 mph somewhere over the Great Slave Lake, with only three hours thirty one minutes to landing. Oh, and the screen says it’s misty in San Francisco. A bit like landing at Heathrow this morning, and being unable to see all the terminal buildings across the fog. Time for another snooze. Zzzzzz......

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a safe journey back to Belfast soon enough! Love your blog as I am from Ballyhack and like your posts re. East Belfast.

Miffy.

John Self said...

And once you get back to Ballyhack, don't forget there's a new wine bar to review! Must get over there sometime soon myself...