Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The post in which I make excuses...and talk about 300 and TMNT!

Seems I can't get back on a regular posting schedule, but I have been busy! My sister's wedding is less than two weeks away so things have been crazy. Believe it or nor I've got more Boom! comics to get too...

Like the title says, I saw 300 (twice) and TMNT, and enjoyed both tremendously. 300 is most assuredly a better film than Sin City (which I did enjoy), and it gives me a little hope for the apparent upcoming Watchmen film that 300 director Zack Snyder has been signed to helm it. The visuals in 300 are amazing, and the changes made from the source material actually enhance the story. Of course the story is an idealized account of the actual battle, but they never set out to film an accurate depiction of what really happened anyway. As good as the visuals are (except for a tad too many slo-mo shots), the acting is what really carries it. I had a few problems with the dialogye, but overall the actors do a fantastic job. Here's hoping a few of them might land in the Watchmen film.

TMNT...well, for die hard fans of the original comic it will most assuredly be a disappointment. But what comic book film isn't in that aspect? I'm not sure why the decision was made to have this work as a followup to the original film (and apparently the third film as well), but it really does work. The villians are pretty much a non-entity, almost an afterthought. Instead the focus is on how the Turtles are a family, and how they seem to have forgotten that. The animation is unbelievable, and I'm confident that the duel between Raph and Leo is some of the best CGI work I've ever seen. Seriously, there was more emotion in that scene than in every single frame of George Lucas' crap-fest trilogy combined. It's a great light hearted family film that's got plenty to satisfy fans (except those that refuse to be placated).

More to come eventually, and if you're lucky it'll be this week!

-L

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