300: Rise of an Empire Rises Above It’s Predecessor

300: Rise of an EmpireGoing into 300: Rise of an Empire, I was a bit skeptical about the movie.  The first 300 movie I saw 3 times in the theater.  The visuals at the time were ground breaking and hadn’t been seen before.  The fight sequences felt like something out of Asian cinema, with its gore and intensity. Looking at the trailer for the new movie it looked like it was going to be more of the same . . . but 8 years later.  Over those 8 years we have seen other movies use similar action sequence techniques so it no longer feels new or fresh.  Somehow with that against him, director Noam Murro managed to create a movie that surpassed Zack Snyder’s original.

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Quick Shot: First official image from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 2!

A few weeks ago, Rishard reviewed BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1. I just got a press email from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment with this action packed first official image of Batman attacking the obese running to save the day in Part 2 of this excellent animated movie based on the classic Frank Miller comic (coming out in early 2013)! Looks pretty exciting! Check back after the release for our review!

New Animated Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (TDKR) was originally written back in 1986, and still to this day remains one of my favorite comics ever made.  It put Frank Miller on the map for me as an amazing story-teller.  Honestly I was never a huge fan of Frank Miller’s art style, but his writing is phenomenal. Continue reading