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Man of Steel – review

First up, three things that stood out.
Let’s blow up New York/Metropolis again.
The usual overblown American “we can conquer all with firepower even when it’s obvious it won’t work”.
It’s really hard to be comfortable when you have to pee.

When I first saw the preview for this I loved it. It looked really dark and a lot more intense. Yeah, not so much. Darker maybe, but it became another alien movie (without the aliens?!) an interesting take on an old classic, and as usual is left open for another instalment. Same same but different.

The whole krypton thing was too alien like, why do alien planets all look the same these days? Have the designers no imagination anymore. I would say I prefer the 70’s/80’s version better.
My recurring thought here was alien, and all that it entails. Mass destruction from one or two villains hell bent on destroying the world, with the conflicted super hero coming to the rescue to later find his place in society. And all the while with no thought to the deaths of many others in the pursuit of said villains.

I missed, or not, the lack of red undies due to how well fitting the suit was otherwise. 😉

Stellar cast. This doesn’t always equal good movie, but it worked here. Loved them all, but have to agree with one review that Lois Lane was not quite right. I didn’t really believe in her.

The snippets of history and flash backs done properly really make a movie and I liked their input here.

The ‘S’ as a symbol of hope I quite liked. Now if only I can remember the initial quote.

It didn’t feel like a superman movie. I felt the same way with the newest Bourne one. A good action flick but that’s about it.
It’s definitely worth watching, but if you a big fan of the old ones this may be too much ‘new’ for you.

One of my favourite bloggers, a self confessed comic freak, did his own review which you can read here.

Whatever your thoughts, it’s a good movie and well worth seeing on the big screen.
Jen 🙂

Petty Sessions at Franklin. Scallop Pie hunting.

After reading some dismal and disappointing reviews I was hesitant to try the above mentioned cafe, but it was on my list and I would be in the area today.

While looking for coffee to warm our insides on a typically foggy morning in Huonville* we found another cafe that sold scallop pies.  In we went only to find they were sold out,  and we should go to Franklin or maybe their other shop in Geeveston (where the pies are made). Yeah I’m not going that far, so Franklin it is. Being only ten minutes down the road.
We arrive and order my pie and wait. Ten to fifteen minutes, pie arrives and we sit outside in the sun – the fog has cleared and there is a little warmth in the sun.
I’m not sure how they heated the pie, but it was burn-the-mouth hot. I waited til I got nearly home before I stopped to eat it. The cafe was deserted, and while it wasn’t toasty it was certainly warmer than outside. The two servers were young but friendly enough.

Their sign out the front makes the huge declaration of “the best scallop pies in Tas” which is a pretty big claim. Did it live up to it? I don’t think so. After only 3 pies there is not much separating them, but I still have (at least) 3 more to go. Check out the review page for my verdict.
As of re-editing this post I heard about one more in my area to try, and another should I decide to take a long drive/ride to get there.
Today’s pie.
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Given the perfect weather but lack of time I didn’t get any pictures of the river and boats, despite taking my camera. I would still be there if given the choice. Maybe another day.

* a friend and I went to Huonville to check out a market we would be attending next month. Always good to do a little recon beforehand.
See my thoughts about it on the Marcato blog here and the pie review on my Food Adventures page.

Happy weekend 🙂
Jennifer