Thursday, June 9, 2011

James McAvoy

1.  My parents taught me how to work.
2.  We have enough money to live comfortably.
3.  I woke up this morning.  I know not everyone has that luxury.

James McAvoy.  Is the name familiar?  I'm sure to some of you it is, and you're big fans and this post will leave you wondering if my wife ever lets me out.  Well, for the rest of you, James McAvoy is Charles Xavier in X-Men First Class, which I saw last night.  I really liked it, but as soon as I saw James, I was just a little annoyed. I knew I had seen him in another movie, but could not figure out which one.  Even you McAvoy fans can relate to this right?  When you see someone in a movie and you can't fully enjoy it because you know you've seen them in something else, but can't quiet put your finger on it.  Well that's where I was watching the new X-Men movie, which, in my opinion, is the best X-Men movie yet (not counting Wolverine Origins).

I expressed my concern to my wife, my sister in law, and her husband after the movie ended.  I thought hard and all I could think was that he'd been in Becoming Jane, or some other movie about that set of sisters.  Which, by the way, James is in Becoming Jane.  I just checked.  But after such a bad ass performance in X-Men, I could hardly believe that I didn't know him from something cooler.  I apologize to all of you Jane fans, but that movie was boring.  I love most cinema, but I honestly almost took a nap.  Just like her books, about three fourths of the way through I started asking myself, "Who cares?"

Sorry, back on topic.  So, I continued to think about what I'd seen him in.  I pictured him yelling, which I'm quiet sure he never did in Becoming Jane.  To say the least I was bugged all night.  Even after I beat a boss that had sent me playing other games in frustration before, I still could not get my mind off of where I'd seen James's grimacing face.  Then, around four in the morning, it suddenly hit me.  He's Tumnus in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.  I can't fully describe the peace that came over me when I figured it out.  I even woke up my wife, who humored me a little before going back to sleep.  I'll have to watch X-Men again so that I can fully enjoy it without the real world identity of James looming over my head.

This is me, hoping that all of you don't have this happen to you for a good long while.  Have a nice day.


  1. I have not seen any of the x-men movies.

  2. Hahaha! I totally understand the feeling! And the feeling of relief :)

  3. know that feeling, still wondering which actress played the first mermaid in the latest pirates movie as i missed it in the credits.
    havent seen the xmen movies either though

  4. X-men 3 is soooooooo sick! i'm glad you found out in the end!

  5. @OT
    The first ones they made are pretty good, but my wife says you need a working knowledge of the characters. She says she knows because she does not. The Origins one and this latest one requires no working knowledge. I recommend starting with them.

    It really was touch and go for a while, but I pulled through. :)

    I haven't seen the new Pirates movie. I recommend It has casts of movies and then links those actors to what they're in.

    Thanks guy.

  6. It's silly, but it takes me out of the movie when i have to wonder about "where did i see him before' small keyboard typing fast, sorry.

    First one and wolverine.

  7. If that's sill, then you can call me the silly goose. It totally messes it up for me too.