Watched Fury Road and Mission: Impossible. The former was pretty good: action-packed and starring Tom Hardy and the hot South African chick whose name I can’t believe I can’t remember right now. Charlize Theron – that’s it. Anyway, I like both of them, which made the movie easier to watch. The latter of the two movies was sadly predictable in almost every respect, except for the fact that Tom Cruise didn’t bang the leading lady during the plot or even afterward. WAY too formulaic overall.
No idea what I’m going to do with myself for the next few hours. Definitely not sleep – don’t want to miss the flight to TPE. My gate is 28G, which I’m pretty sure means I have to go downstairs and then get on line to board a bus which will then drive around to the other side of the airport so that we can board via one of those driving staircases. At least I’ve never been stuck in the rain doing that, but I figure it’s probably just a matter of time. One would think the Tokyo-Taipei flight would get more respect than that. Oh well.
(I did manage to get that second Heechee book to my Kindle, btw. Think I’ll go start reading that now.)
Time to destination: 4h 43m. Well, I can certainly say that the shitty reviews Fantastic Four received were well-deserved. Pretty fricken horrible; not many redeeming qualities at all. Shame.
The main reason I’m watching movies right now is because earlier I finished Frederik Pohl’s Gateway, which is the first book in the Heechee series. It was pretty good – maybe I’ll give it 3 or 4 stars on Goodreads. There are like 6 books in the series, but guess which one I didn’t send to my Kindle when I was preparing for the trip? Yup, #2. It’s on my laptop, though, so I’ll be able to send it to my Kindle from there once I get some wifi access at NRT. Gateway has been on my to-read list for a while; I think the reason I haven’t read it yet was because I wasn’t able to find it for free before. It came up on my various lists of recommendations often; fingers crossed that it’s not one of those serieses where the first book is better than the rest. I’ll let you know. Maybe.
Drunk boy to my left finally fell asleep, I think. He was stumbling around a bit before that, so it’s probably a good thing. As for me, I’m a little scratchy-eyed but not all that tired. I’ll probably fall asleep on the 4-hour trip from NRT to TPE and miss the meal like I normally do. Still about 16 hours left in the journey: 4 and change to NRT (we’re over Russia now), 3-4 hour layover at NRT, then 4 more to TPE. Oh wait – that’s only about 12, so not so bad.
I’m trying to figure out whether to watch Mad Max: Fury Road, Chappie, or one of the Daniel Craig Bond films. I don’t remember which one is the last one I saw, but Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale are both available. So is Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which I haven’t seen either. Decisions, decisions.