X-Men: Days of Future Past is the perfect bridge story between the early-2000’s X-Men movies of Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Hugh Jackman, and the younger core of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence first introduced in 2011’s X-Men: First Class.
Unfortunately, it serves as little more than a bridge. Entertaining as it is, I found the movie’s plot highly predictable, a plodding build-up to an action-packed, but ultimately foreseen conclusion. Continue reading In Hindsight: A Delayed Review of X-Men: Days of Future Past
Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of galumphing for topic and a lot of free verse for structure, so we’re upping the ante this week! Continue reading Theme for June 3!
Stand outside on a dark winter’s dawn,
When the sun begins to rise and the snow begins to thaw;
When it’s so frigid the tears that fall,
Feel as though they freeze the path they tumble upon. Continue reading Winter – Rock Song – JG
“Winter is Coming”
Winter is coming
You can smell it in the air.
Your days are shortened
By chilled touch ensnared. Continue reading Winter – Rock Song – SD
In 2014, it’s admittedly hard to get psyched for superhero movies the way I did in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or even the early 2000’s when the X-Men franchise first hit theaters. When the last shot of X-Men 2 teased Jean Grey’s Phoenix or when Nick Fury surprised Tony Stark after the credits rolled on 2008’s Iron Man, the giddiness was palpable. Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past Revitalizes the Franchise
For the next theme, Jessie and I are introducing a poetic structure that we made up. The structure is known as “Rock Song,” and it follows the basic pattern for lyrical structure in a rock song, with a chorus, two verses, and a refrain. Continue reading Next Theme – May 27!
Lawyer Dan the righteous man
Doing whatever good he can.
Defending the peace, fighting for right,
But no one knows how he sleeps at night. Continue reading Lawyer, Lemur, Hershey Park – Galumphing – SD
Can’t see the trees in the forest,
Can’t see the eyes amongst the underbrush,
Can’t see what lies before us,
Can’t see what lies have been told for us,
Too focused on the whole;
I neglected the parts.
This is where I fall apart.
It’s all ending, but there was never a start…
Continue reading Lawyer, Lemur, Hershey Park – Galumphing – JG
Yesterday we introduced the galumphing theme to our creativity sessions. You will learn rather quickly that we enjoy using galumphing to choose our themes, because it allows us to explore ideas and connections that would otherwise go untouched. Continue reading Next Week’s Theme! – May 20
Crouched in the corner of his hollow cavern
Splashing on the walls muddled light from a lantern
Longing at rainwater collecting in a cistern
Wishing he was downing a pint in the tavern Continue reading Cave, Cello, God – Galumphing – SD