Claws and Effect
I remember watching Hugh Jackman for the first time as Wolverine in X-Men, and I was mesmerized. He is such a dominating and believable presence on screen that I even enjoyed the much-discussed (and-maligned) X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Seeing him on your ''Summer Must List'' cover only made me more excited than I already was for the new movie. He made that role his own, and I am hoping for the best with the newest installment!
Company of Heroes
Nothing speaks more to the heart of a superhero fan than a four-page foldout detailing ''The 25 Greatest Superheroes Ever.'' Aside from the informative and humorous blurbs, I appreciated the double appearances of certain characters for whom a single mention didn't suffice. Plus, I thank you for including Swamp Thing.
Wonder Twin powers...activate! Shape of: a scathing EW reader letter. How dare you knock Zan and Jayna? They may not have been top-shelf superheroes, but they were a great example of siblings working well together. When I was 10, everyone played Super Friends on the playground. We loved being the Wonder Twins and pretending to transform into things. Form of: creativity, imagination, and team-building.
It Pays to Wait
Loved ''What Happens After the Credits Roll?'' (Movies). To me, the best after-credits footage is in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Ten years later, you see Elizabeth and her son waiting for Will to return on the Flying Dutchman. Between the poignancy of the moment and the music, I still get goose bumps every time I see the ''real'' ending of the movie!
I always wait until the end credits to see if there will be a surprise. In Reversal of Fortune, after the credits, Jeremy Irons says to the stunned drugstore clerk that he'd like to buy some insulin. Then he says, ''Just kidding'' in that perfect, chilling voice.
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