Tuesday, March 27, 2007

300 – The New Frank Miller Epic Movie Review.

Or, don’t mess with those Spartans.

Well I just got in from watching Frank Millers latest theatre release and if you liked the graphic novel then you’ll just love the movie.

There is a very limited pallet of colours used once more, similar to Sin City.

There are some great cinematic SFX, like battle scenes, which slip from normal to slow motion and back again to great effect.

There is a fair amount of blood and limb loss throughout, but it’s similar to looking at a John Woo movie, which have always been regarded as ballet with guns.

There isn’t much room for masses of characterisation, but this is an action movie.

There are some fantastic cinematic angles used to great effect, which also add to the comic bookesque look of the movie as a whole.

My advice, go out and check it out for yourself.

On a sad note I have just heard via the Internet that the legendary American comic artist Marshall Rogers has passed away.

This is yet another sad day in comics.

Here is a link to the latest news item regarding this sad event:


I will be running a tribute to him this week to commemorate this marvellous comic artist and his wonderful work.

In the meantime here’s a cover drawn by the great man himself:

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins...
March 27th 2007

1 comment:

inkdestroyedmybrush said...

i posted my own little tribute to marshall over at my blog as well. we lost a great artist! thanks for your heads up email two days ago!