Archive for April, 2007


117 minutes of Badassery, YTT10

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Yes, badassery is a word. Or at least it should be.

We’re straying from sports today because:

  1. I’m sure you’ve seen all you can see of the Gators pwning the Buckeyesagain.
  2. I’m still annoyed at Selig over this MLB Extra Innings garbage.
  3. I’m still raving about 300, which I finally saw this weekend.

If you haven’t seen it yet, turn off your computer and go to a movie theater right now.

We’re friends, right? Well let me be honest. Gratuitous gore isn’t my bag, baby. I thought Sin City was visually stunning, but I found myself too distracted by the blood spurts and the fingers being eaten off to enjoy it. And Elijah Wood? Creepy. Elijah Wood as some weird, flesh-eating, super attacker guy? Even worse. But 300 handled it really well. When it was war time, it was war time. Sure there was lots of blood, but you always saw it coming. And somehow the constant slow-motion during the battle scenes made me want to watch it even more.

But if you haven’t seen it yet, let me warn you of one thing: when you walk out of the movie theater you’re going to feel pretty darn invincible. I don’t see stabbing elephants anywhere on my calendar, but I found myself strangely fired up to go home and crank out some new features. Personally, it’s hard not to find parallels with 300’s story line as I watch the big Sports Web 2.0 players either raising millions or being bought out for millions. The only question is, three months into this crazy project, will RUWT? and 300 remain parallel or is there an alternate ending?

Enjoy the trailer.