Sunday, November 18, 2007

300 Beowulfs, or How I am Seeing Double

Preposterous Hollywood 'adaptation' of an old myth?
CHECK
Character development as nonexistent as the hero's wardrobe?
CHECK

CGI-looking male bodies with chiseled abs?
CHECK
Rampant homoeroticism, phallic substitutes & gratuitous nudity?
CHECK

Breathtaking visuals and expertly choreographed battles?
CHECK!
Sub-par storytelling that relentlessly aims for a PG-13 male demographic?
CHECK
"THIS... IS... SPARTA!""I... AM... BEOWULF!"

3 comments:

POP COLONY said...

Please tell me you were supporting Neil Gaiman!!!!

And another 300 connection-Gerard Butler was in the Canadian/Icelandic/British Beowulf & Grendel movie no one saw.

J.D. said...

[lolz]

Except Thermopylae wasn't a myth.

And 300 is awesome.

:D

Manuel B said...

J.D.:
Just because it "historically" happened (and what does that mean, exactly?) it doesn't mean it is not a "myth" -especially when the movie is based on a graphic novel and NOT on the historical event.
;)