Don’t lie, we all know what movie you’re going to be seeing this weekend. You’ll make your excuses, you’ll tell everyone it’s because it is a movie about a Marine, or that you just want to make fun of it… but everyone will know the truth.
Okay anyway, I’m sure everyone is aware that “The Lucky One” is opening today. Yet another product of Nicholas Sparks’ chick-fantasy loins, this one happens to be about a modern day Marine played by none other than the atrociously good-looking, confusingly masculinely-effeminate Zac Effron. There was a lot of groaning when everyone found out that Zac Effron was going to be playing a Marine in this film, but not for any good reason, really. Effron is 24, male, good looking, in shape and could easily sleep with your girlfriend. Sounds like most Marines I know.
Regardless, like most Nicholas Sparks-based films, I’m sure the movie will be absolute trite Hollywood garbage, and I’m sure it’ll open to millions. How many fucking different ways are there to tell the exact same love story with basically the same characters? I dunno, but I’m sure Nicholas Sparks is rearing to find out.
In other news, I’ll be at the Palo Alto IRR muster tomorrow morning, so if you have a copy of KNIFE-HANDS you want signed or something, feel free to hunt me down. I’m not entirely sure what the plan is but I’ll be wandering around the event, at any rate. It’s also possible I’ll be making an appearance at The Escapist Comics Store in Berkeley at 6pm later in the day. Keep up with the Facebook fan page for live info.