Tuesday, July 31, 2007

"300" Ughs

The Ugh Comic, Now an Ugh Movie, Now an Ugh DVD

I've suffered several movie disappointments this year, one being the awful adaptation of the graphic novel, "300." The source material was weak in comparison to its writer/illustrator's other efforts, and the movie was even a lower effort.

The graphic novel was beautifully illustrated, and the film recreated that atmosphere with the story's major flaw: no story. What "300" is is a series of successive fight scenes that build to nothing. And now the movie is on DVD, and will probably be a success as it was at the box office.

But the reason I bring up "300" is that a couple of weeks ago I was sent out on "assignment" to cover a media event promoting the DVD release. The video I shot can be found here.

And, yes, it was far more campy in person than through that small screen.

--Czobit

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