Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Yes, they do let us out now and again...

Last Wednesday saw a first for Bolton Libraries' Graphic Novel Group: we had a trip out to the cinema to see the film adaptation of Frank Miller and Lynn Varley's graphic novel 300. I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed the film, which is visually stunning throughout. The post film discussion was as diverse and insightful as one might expect from a group of comic book nerds dynamic afficianados of popular culture... I for one was glad of the opportunity to reminisce about the unsung classic tv series that was Starfleet .

With the approaching glut of Summer blockbusters based on comics and cartoons (Spider-man 3, Fantastic 4:Rise of the Silver Surfer and Transformers) this may well be something we'll be doing again.

Thanks to Lonewytch and Michael for their sterling efforts (and to all who turned up)!


Jen Foster said...

I'd just like to add that as someone who has never been particularly interested in Graphic Novels I also found 300 fantastic. Dragged to see it by my boyfriend I was pleasently surprised. And not just because there are an awful lot of half clad men in it. Visually it was superb, easily the best film I've seen for a while

michael said...

I'm looking forward to Transformers, not least because I have an Autobots T-shirt AND a Decepticons T-shirt... Spider-Man 3 could be good, depending on how well the Black Costume/Venom stuff is handled.

300 is a really good film. Like Jen says, it's stunning to look at, and as an adaptation it's pretty faithful.