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10 Hot Guys with Dark Curls

Shallow post today. I was just thinking about how much I love guys with dark curls.

So I made a list of 10 famous ones.

1. Aidan Turner

You might recognise Aidan as Mitchell, the vampire in Being Human or as Rossetti in Desperate Romantics. He’s also going to play a dwarf in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.

2. Kit Harington

Kit plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. He also has a lead role in the Silent Hill sequel movie.

3. Oscar Isaac

You might recognise Oscar as Prince/King John in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, as Blue in Sucker Punch, as Orestes in Agora, or maybe as Jose Ramos-Horta the future president of Timor-Leste in Balibo.

4. Anton Yelchin

Anton’s played a young Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation, a young Chekov in most recent Star Trek, the title character in Charlie Bartlett, the American boyfriend in Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, the kidnapped kid in Alpha Dog. Yeah, Anton’s been in heaps of awesome things.

5. Ioan Gruffudd

You might recognise Ioan as Horatio Hornblower in the Hornblower movies, Lancelot from King Arthur, Wilburforce in Amazing Grace, Mr Fantastic in Fantastic Four, that dude in Sanctum. He was even in Titanic.

6. Eric Bana

Eric’s played Hektor in Troy, a Mossad agent in Munich, the dad in Hanna, Henry in The Time-Traveller’s Wife and a different Henry in The Other Boleyn Girl, Romulus in Romulus, My Father, Nero in Star Trek, um…the Hulk in Ang Lee’s Hulk, Chopper Reed in Chopper. He was in that movie The Nugget and he even had his own stand-up/sketch show titled Eric.

7. Robert Sheehan

You may recognise Robert as Nathan in Misfits, the dude who wasn’t Rupert Grint in Cherrybomb. He also played a hooker in the Red Riding Trilogy. I remember him as the geeky friend in Foreign Exchange.

8. Sendhil Ramamurthy

You may recognise Sendhil as Mohinder in Heroes or that spy dude from Covert Affairs. Yeah, while I do like the fair skin with dark hair contrast, there are hot non-white guys with dark curls as well.

9. Bret McKenzie

Bret plays Bret in Flight of the Conchords. He also played that random elf in Lord of the Rings.

10. Adrian Grenier

Adrian played Vincent Chase in Entourage. He also played the boyfriend in The Devil Wears Prada. I remember him best from the Melissa Joan Hart movie Drive Me Crazy.

Know any other hot famous guys with dark curls? Please let me know.

Terminator Salvation: My Thoughts

Terminator Salvation

So, I finally got to see Terminator Salvation. Here are my thoughts, spoilers ahoy: 

 

TRAPPINGS

  • The opening credit sequence was crap. And I didn’t like the Marcus/Helena Bonham Carter bit either – give me a kiss? What was that?
  • I wish they had incorporated the original score more. It would have made it feel more like a terminator film since it didn’t really look like one.
  • Sound was great though, I could feel the helicopter blades reverberating through my chest. I don’t know if that’s the movie or just the cinema though.
  • The picture was too clean somehow. It did remind me of the look of other McG films, so I think McG was a bad choice.
  • The script was lacking too. Lots of plotholes. Not enough character focus. Poor dialogue, and the editing in dialogue driven scenes was poor too.

CAST

  • Sam Worthington was very good, although I noticed his real accent appeared quite a few times. I wasn’t quite so disappointed with the Marcus character as I thought I would be. He was still extremely cylon-like though.
  • Moon Bloodgood’s character was worthless though. I liked her, but her actions seemed too reckless. She knew Marcus for two days, she knows what the machines are like and she still risks everything to save him?
  • Anton Yelchin was perfect. He was better than I thought he would be, and I thought he was going to be pretty good. I didn’t expect him to follow Biehns’s portrayal so strongly. His diction was great. He reminded me not only of T1 Reese, but also T2 Connor, which was great.
  • Christian Bale was okay, but not as effective as I’d hoped. It took me a long time to accept he was John Connor. It wasn’t just Bale though, the character of Connor was just off in this. Also, there just wasn’t enough Connor as I’d hoped. He really should have been the main protagonist of the movie, not shared with Marcus and not subordinate to Marcus.
  • Kate Connor was a non-character. And I don’t know why she showed up at Skynet at the end considering how very pregnant she was.  Why was she pregnant anyway? If it’s simply so they can have little Connors in the sequel, they didn’t need to show her pregnant for that to happen, besides, I really don’t want there to be little Connors in the sequel.
  • I didn’t mind the little girl as much I thought I would when she first appeared. It was a good move making her mute.
  • I liked the Sarah Connor and Arnie bits. Although I wish they used the original recording, and that the CGI Arnie was a little better.

STORY

  • I wish there were more character moments. Particularly with John Connor, instead of just action action action. I mean they stopped the action for that long exposition scene, they could have done it to show stuff the audience actually wants to see.
  • Also, how’d they know Marcus would randomly bump into Kyle Reese, or was that a lucky fluke? Also, wouldn’t it have been easier to have Marcus kill Connor instead of luring him so different Terminators could kill him? Marcus actually actively saves Connor’s life in the river. Skynet sucks.
  • It was interesting that John Connor wasn’t the leader yet, but everybody except the people actually in charge acted like he was.
  • I did like that most of the movie was about Connor trying to find Kyle Reese, although it did push back  the most highly anticipated moment in the film for me: Connor meets Reese. I did hope that it would be a surprise meeting, like Connor rescued a bunch of people and Kyle just happened to be one of them, but I did like the meeting as done in this film. It was my favourite scene with Bale in the film. I love how he sees Kyle, knows him, and is all ‘what is your name?’
  • I wish the story existed in a stable time loop. Little things like the machines knowing who Kyle Reese is, and Kyle seeing the T-800 annoyed me a little. However, I am a little hopeful that this means we’ll see a ‘kyle finds out John’s his son’ scene in the sequel.
  • Some of the Terminators were a bit Transformer-like, and a bit too people friendly.
  • Why is Connor going around telling Terminators his parents’ names? Also, why wasn’t Marcus like ‘hey your dad has the same name as this kid I just met’, rather than seemingly understanding that that kid he met was Connor’s dad.
  • The heart transplant ending was stupid, but since I read what the original planned ending was, I am now extremely glad they decided to go with a simple heart transplant. Connor dying and being switched with a Terminator is about the worst possible ending they could have come up with. It would have destroyed the series for me.
  • I wish they’d shown Reese going through the pockets of John’s jacket and finding Sarah’s picture. That would have been awesome.

OVERALL

  • So, I loved it, but it wasn’t nearly as good as it should have been. Actually, the more I think about the film, the less I love it. It still had enough of Terminator about it to make it not completely crap though.
  • Though I liked Marcus, I still wish the character had been omitted and the film focused on John Connor and the resistance. Seeing more of the power struggle between Connor and the legal leaders, and seeing how the Connor prophecy was spread, and seeing the day to day lives of the resistance fighters would have been good.
  • The film seems clearly set up for more movies, so hopefully all the stuff that’s missing from this one will be in the next couple and make this film work in retrospect. 

I can’t wait to see Terminator Salvation

I’ve been waiting for John Connor to meet Kyle Reese since I first saw the original movie. I hope they don’t stuff it up. The small meeting in The Sarah Connor Chronicles was awesome, but tSCC is tantamount to fan fiction really. Also, Anton Yelchin and Christian Bale are dream casting.

The trailers having been playing up the Marcus character though and I’m not sure about the whole sympathetic terminator angle. I prefer my terminators as killing machines, or at least having no cylon/i-robot intelligence thing going on. Still, I hope Sam Worthington’s received warmly. What a crazy ride his life must be lately. It would suck if he were to suddenly fall, particularly before Avatar comes out.

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