In which I watch the things I should've watched, read the things I should've read, and listen to the things I should've heard by now. And haven't.
Have you seen it, by the way? I was surprised by how much I loved it.
I did see it. I liked it a great deal, but I still have big problems with the teeming load of voiceover in every Frank Miller movie. That stuff just doesn't sound good spoken out loud, and so far, no filmmaker has had the balls to trim it. And Gerard Butler has not come across a bit of scenery that he hasn't seen fit to chew the shit out of.But the action was pretty terrific, definitely worth the price of admission.
I didn't have much of a problem with him chewing up scenes. I mean, his character was unbelievably larger than life -- and the way Leonidas owned every goddamn scene he was in, I BELIEVE he was that badass. But really, the whole thing was more about the aesthetic than about messages or dialogue. Beautiful stuff.
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