I didn't know what the film was but I mused that I might like to see it. I enjoyed Benjamin Button. Reading the newspaper this afternoon over too much lunch, I found out what's shooting in town. I think I'll take a pass when it's released.
Illustration copyright: DC Comics
Green Lantern! I'm less than thrilled. The movie won't be set in New Orleans, per se. Per DC Comics penchant for fictional cities, Green Lantern is home based in Coast City, I think. Some local landmarks will be discernible but all the names and many distinguishing features will be changed.
Providence, RI was all aflutter a few years back when they landed a movie shot in the Ocean State's capitol. That film: Underdog. I didn't see that movie but I understand it was rather lackluster. There was some kvetching by the locals that the film didn't portray the real Providence. I predict the same will be true of Green Lantern but I doubt many people here will care to complain. New Orleanians have other fish to fry.
Oh well. I can always rent Benjamin Button. While it wasn't the greatest movie, it did feature the St. Charles Ave streetcar (see my affection for it here). It wasn't an entirely realistic portrayal though. Thus far, I haven't seen any prostitutes in New Orleans. I've had my suspicions but no firm evidence. I haven't spent much time at all in the Quarter with its infamous bawdy houses either. I'm too busy enjoying sights outdoors in other parts of New Orleans.
A word about lunch: I ordered half a fried shrimp po'boy. Who can eat a whole one? Well, I know who. I saw enough people put away a loaf of french bread overstuffed with fried shrimp, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise, and tabasco. I finished the dozen shrimp that fell out the sides and about an eight of the sandwich. I've wrapped the remainder in plenty of newspaper after the last incident for later. I don't know though...that's a lot of fried food. I'll probably be happier with a salad for dinner.
Today is my last day in the Crescent City for a while. Tomorrow I fly back to Boston for a few weeks. I put the Little Ninja in a rented storage locker after lunch. Farewell, faithful steed and boon companion. I'll be back in the middle of June for good.