Friday, May 4, 2012

The Avengers


I didn't have to ask Sweetie twice if he wanted to go to the movies today.  Total testosterone movie.  Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, The Black Widow, and Hawkeye team up to stop Loki.  You guys know who all these people are.  And Samuel L. Jackson as their fearless leader, Fury.

We went to the first non-3D showing at 1:15, and the theater was packed.  Hardly an empty seat in the place when we arrived at 1:15.  We managed to squeezed into the two seats at the top in the corner, which were better than the few seats down front, too close to the screen to watch without getting a pain in the neck.

The plot?  Does there have to be a plot when you have special effects and flying, crashing things?  It was a bit dark at the beginning, and too much talking, shouting orders, so I got a snooze.  They did break up the action with some frequent comic relief.  These are Marvel comic book characters, ya-know?  At the end of the movie, the audience applauded.

But I gotta love Samuel L. Jackson.  He has so many movies in the works, I can't see them all.  There was a time when I tried to keep up with his different hairdos.  He's had afros, and dreadlocs and jerri-curls, and most anything that a black man can have.  My favorite on him  is bald.  He has had so many hair variations that he started adding skin variations...scars, burns, wrinkles.  In this movie he has an eye-patch with a dreadful looking starburst of scars radiating from under it.  It's almost as mean as his face in The Dark Knight in 2008.


Anyway, I had to dig up my old chart.  It became impossible to keep it up, even with help from friends.

I give the Avengers three stars.


Samuel L Jackson Hairdo Rating Chart

Movie Title
Year Released
Character
Hair style
Sarah’s hairdo rating
Resurrecting the Champ
2007
Champ
locs
1
Snakes on a Plane
2006
Neville Flynn
bald
9
Freedomland
2006
Lorenzo Council
hat
3
The Man
2005
Derrick Vann
short locs
2
Star Wars:Episode III
2005
Mace Windu
bald
9
XXX2
2004
Agent Augustus Gibbons
short afro
5
Kill Bill
2003
The Organ Player


Blackout
2003
Mills


S.W.A.T.
2003
Lt. Dan “Hondo” Harrelson


Basic
2003
Drill Instructor West


XXX
2002
Agent Augustus Gibbons
short afro
5
House on Turk Street
2002
Jack Friar


Star Wars:  Episode II – Attack of the Clones
2002
Mace Windu
bald
9
Changing Lanes
2002
Doyle Gipson
short afro
5
Formula 51
2002
Elmo McElroy
long braids
4
The Caveman’s Valentine
2001
Romulus Ledbetter
dreadlocks
2
Unbreakable
2000
Elijah Price
“bed head” afro
1
Shaft
2000
John Shaft
bald
10
Rules of Engagement
2000
Colonel Terry L. Childers


Any Given Wednesday
2000
Willie Nutter


Deep Blue Sea
1999
Russell Franklin
black toupee
0
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
1999
Mace Windu
bald
9
The Red Violin
1998
Charles Morritz
bald & thinning
3
The Negotiator
1998
Lt. Danny Roman


Jackie Brown
1997
Ordell Robbie
fried & died
1
Eve’s Bayou
1997
Louis Batiste
short afro
6
A Time to Kill
1996
Carl Lee Hailey
receding afro
4
Pulp Fiction
1994
Jules Winnfield
curl
1
Jungle Fever
1991
Gator Purify
Short
2

4 comments:

John Jung said...

what a hair-y post... you got enough material to write another book!!

yd said...

loved your article on samuel l j.

the hair... jesus

greetz from belgium

Four said...

I love Iron man
nice post

Reggie said...

I enjoyed The Avengers.