Man of Steel? More like Heart of Stone!

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*NOTE: Contains spoilers.*

I’ve just watched the new Superman movie and once again I am disappointed by DC Comics (Batman exempt, obviously)

Did anyone else watch this epic trailer, which depicted worldly struggles and then the ‘Man of Steel’ looking out to the distance, clearly trying to “decide what kind of man you wanna be Clark” in a cool new suit and get butterflies for ‘The most anticipated superhero movie of the year’

If you did, then like me, you would surely have been a little disappointed when you realised that the film you had just watched was devoid of all emotion.

I’m not a huge DC Comic reader but I’m pretty sure the premise of Superman is that he battles with his own identity, trying to decide if he wants to be human or Kryptonian, symbolised by his relationship with both sets of parents.

Kevin Costner’s portrayal of daddy Kent was quite good, he certainly didn’t fall short on inspirational lessons, in fact, it felt like every time he was on screen Clark was about to hear a speech on morals. You’d think when old Kev got taken out by a tornado (which suddenly comes out of nowhere) the film would take a moment to process the loss… Nope! Moooving-swiftly-on!

I shouldn’t be so harsh, there were plenty of other people for Superman to build a genuine, loving relationship with, like robotic delivery Russell Crowe, or dead bored farm mum Diane Lane, or perhaps Amy Adams as Lois Lane, but I hope she puts more passion into her reporting than she did into that kiss.

Credit where credits due, the film did not hold back on the special effects and CGI and cool alien shizzle. Krypton at the start gets top marks for exploring a side to Superman which you dont normally see, and it had me hooked straight away, unfortunately it was short lived (thats a pun because the planet implodes BOOM!)

The fight scenes were pretty sweet too but I guess they called it Man of Steel because he gets thrown through half of the buildings in New York.

Would I go and watch it again knowing what I know now? Yeah, I probably would, just to say I had and to get my fix of nostalgia for the year. But if you’re hoping to experience any kind of real emotion like personal conflict, fear, loss or maybe regret (like when Uncle Ben dies in Spiderman after he was a dick to him) then this isnt the film for you… go watch the Notebook.

BREAKING NEWS! Burger Blows Mind!

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*WARNING! This post may contain excessive use of exclamation marks!*

Today I had the undeniable pleasure of wandering into ‘The Northumberland Arms’ (as pictured above) purely just to kill some time.

You see, I’d just come from a “meeting’ at Havas Worldwide London, a global marketing agency, to discuss internships. I might add, this is the second time I’ve been there this year and still they refuse to give me a job. Next time I’m taking some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, those things are pure sex and will definitely get me in the door!

After walking up and down Tottenham Court Road for 15 minutes, wondering what to do for 3 hours, wondering what I would eat, wondering what I was doing with my life, as I often do, I timidly entered “the arms”

…and ordered this

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Understandably, there are going to be some jealous readers right now, that feel compelled to send me hate mail in a fit of envy, but at a meagre £8.25, Keep Calm and Go Get This Burger!

So a quick review as promised.

It was a homemade burger, topped with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato and mayonaise. Accompanied by a cup of rustic homemade chips and homemade coleslaw, which was nearly as delicious!!!

On a scale of One – Yum, this burger was incredible and easily one of the best I’ve ever had. If I had to score it down a notch it simply be its stability. Unfortunately it didnt withstand one bite before it began to fall apart and I was this forced to resort to using cutlery like a commoner… no wait?!

ON A SERIOUS NOTE: Although I recommend this meal to everyone, I have to mention that before I left, an older lady had her handbag stolen from beside her seat, so you can never be too careful and considering this is a very open plan pub, its real shame that thieves would be so brazen.

P.s. It was me! 😀

The start of something new

In recent years I’ve progressed from being a skint student to a budget backpacker, until I’d eventually gained enough experience points to level up and thus evolved into ‘Young Professional-mon…

Now it occurred to me that in addition to being an adult Pokemon, I’d also turned into quite the regular consumer and mindless slave to mass opinion.

So on that note, I’m going to tell you about some stuff, in traditional from of a review… And then you can go buy it and join our materialistic zombie horde! You’re welcome!

Check back for regular reviews on Mens style, games, films, restaurants, books, horticultural feats… Probably not that last one but you get the idea.

Time to ‘Keep Calm and Conform’ my friends!