I saw X-Men: Apocalypse. It was pretty decent. The nice thing about these X-Men movies is that some of the action sequences are genuinely fun to watch. For instance both this movie and the last one had brilliant scenes with Quicksilver–a guy who can go very very very fast–in which he zips around and reorganizes reality by shoving people out of danger, moving bullets around, jumping around on top of exploding floorboards, while the rest of the world is caught between one breath and the next.
I still feel pretty torn about these superhero movies, because the amount of entertainment they offer is so mild that it almost doesn’t seem worth the $11. Like, they’re not actually a bad time, but in the end you’re left wondering why there should be so much hope and so much hype over something that’s ultimately a pretty empty experience. But I guess the answer is right there in the eleven dollars. I paid it. Big studios just want that eleven dollars. And they know that the way to do it is to produce something that’s mildly entertaining, every single time.
Other than that, not much is going on in my life. My book is coming out in two months! My feelings on this are really all over the place. I’m also moving to San Francisco in a month. I’m working on a few book. Life just feels very unsettled.