So, did the DVD thing this weekend; rented LOTR and Kung Pow!
LOTR is how Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within should have been done. Literary geek I am not, so I assume mythril armor is mentioned in the book. A movie is always good when the ending makes you ask "*THAT'S* how they end it?" and want more.
Kung Pow!, OTOH, has a good idea, but it's not fully executed. Steve Odekerk is hit-or-miss, in my opinion. When he's on, he's a great writer. When he's off, it's boring. There were maybe three or four times when I laughed out loud, and that's it. I have the feeling that Master of Disguise might be the same way.
The wife is watching Kate and Leopold as I type, and it's hard seeing Hugh Jackman in his get-up; I'm wanting him to turn into Wolverine at the drop of a hat.
There were fifteen years between when he started the first and when he published the second. "The Gunslinger" was originally published as a series of short stories, starting in 1971 (I believe) and spreading throughout the 1970s.