For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Boston Films, here’s a review of 21 (2008) by Ryan of Ten Stars or Less
Thanks again to Ryan of Ten Stars or Less for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Vern of the Video Vortex. We will be reviewing our favorite Graphic Novels that have been adapted for the screen.
The one caveat is that it has to be based on a book that has been published.
Example The Killing Joke would be acceptable because it’s based on an actual graphic novel. The Dark Knight would not because it’s based on characters and there was no book before the movie.
Here is what appears to be the official/unofficial list of film adaptations of Graphic Novels
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of May by sending them to Vernsworld@movierob.net
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Vern!
Let’s see what Ryan thought of this movie:
I’ve never been to a casino to gamble, so I still have zero clue what counting cards really means. 21 is based on true story about some overly smart kids who learn how to win at Blackjack and take Vegas for millions, until a few stupid moments bring down their whole empire. Kevin Spacey is so cut throat in this role, that he shows us once again he is great these type of roles. We all know that attending MIT or any ivory league school isn’t cheap, but there seems to be a way to achieve all your dreams if you are willing to risk everything to get there.