The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
This 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 if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Graphic Novels that have been adapted for the screen.…
Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 May 2017)
Brief Synopsis – In order to win the heart of his new girlfriend, the leader of a band must defeat her 7 ex boyfriends
My Take on it – I decided that in order to make my guest choices of the Genre for the Genre Grandeur series more personal (and expand my own personal horizons of these genres), I will take a recommendation from my guest for a film to watch for this Genre Guesstimation series.
This film was Vern’s choice for me to watch.
I had actually never heard of this film before Vern suggested it and the premise seemed to be quite interesting.
I actually loved the way that they are able to merge the ides of video games, romance and rock bands all together in the story.
The way that they showed points on the screen after each battle was fun to watch because you easily forget you are watching a movie but instead lapse into the feeling that you are actually watching a video game being played out.
The dialogue is delivered in a rapid-fire way and that works really well in order to make us get sucked into this world created onscreen that these characters are all part of.
My one caveat is that despite the ingenious way things are presented, this isn’t a film that everyone will love.
AS much as I enjoyed it, but the end, I was a bit tired of some of the characters and was grateful that it ended.
This isn’t a film that I plan to watch again in the near future but still was able to appreciate it enough to think others should give it a try.
Bottom Line – Loved the way that they merge video games, rock bands and love all into one with this film. The rapid-fire dialogue works well and we are really sucked into this new and interesting world that these characters inhabit. That being said, the way this is done isn’t for everyone and I can’t say that this is a film I would want to see again so soon.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Edgar Wright obtained permission to use the famous theme song from the SNES game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991), by writing a letter to Nintendo, saying that it is considered to be “the nursery rhyme of this generation”. He was also allowed to use the Seinfeld (1989) theme song for a sitcom-style sequence. (From IMDB)
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Close, but it was a bit too weird for me to say that I would watch this film over and over despite the interesting concept.
Rating – Globe Worthy
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