Monday, June 06, 2011


After last night, I have unwittingly developed a crush on a bald paraplegic in a wheelchair.

Albeit when he was years younger with a full head of hair.

Obviously talking about the iconic Charles Xavier from the X-Men movie franchise who headlines the recent addition this summer. Rather than the aging scholarly professor in chequered tweed we're used to, the Xavier here in the movie is a sweet young charmer who downs a yard of ale before chatting up girls down the pub with a tired pick-up line about genetics.

*swoon* He doesn't even need to use his psychic mind tricks on me.

Though I doubt Xavier would return my amorous feelings since
a) with all the desperate flirtation going on with random university co-eds, he's most likely heterosexual - despite the peculiar spark of bromance with his magnetic best friend Erik Lensherr
b) my alter ego in a comics universe would probably be an evil, heartless villain hell-bent on ruling the world. Not exactly the sort to appeal to a zen do-gooder like Xavier.

Still, a man can dream.

Whoa. You think I can get into that position? Even I'm not that bendy!

And when Charles Xavier looks like James McAvoy, those dreams can easily border on the lecherous. Despite the fact that the more obvious eye-candy in the movie would be the intensely brooding, unbelievably suave bad-ass antihero Eric Lehnsherr, I've always had a thing for brainy men.

And a soft spot for sweater vests.

Xavier can talk to me all he wants about Darwinian theories.

For those wondering... X-men First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga with a focus on the relationship between the founders Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr aka “Magneto”, and reveals a secret revisionist history of famous global events. Seriously! The Cuban Missile Crisis? Yet somehow they make the improbable - even the retro surroundings - all work almost seamlessly.


Chen Xing said...

I have yet to watch this one...


savante said...

Catch it, chen xing! It's actually comparable to the first two X-Men movies, possibly even better.

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

I'm with you on this - I actually feel it's better than the first two X-movies. :)

Chen Xing said...

Okie dokes, probably this weekend.


SynchingZincInc said...

The best X-Men so far. They managed to make a nice twist to it. Erik is hot in a way and so is Charles! There's a scene where both of them are on a bed for a brief moment..hehe

William said...

Thought Sir Patrick Stewart could already do it for you. ;)
Yes, it is a good movie.

Mark said...

Looks like I'm going to have to get myself out of the house and down to the cinemas.

Oh the chore!