I Haven't Seen 300 Yet...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007... and now I'm getting very worried.
Sure, I'm pimping it in the Agon thread below. But that's because I thought it was going to be a ridiculous, awesome, rock-and-roll slaughterfest at best, and a pretty experiment in digital filmmaking at worst.
Then I read the phrase rape scene in a review of the film. Frak.
I know Frank Miller. I have almost everything he's made. It's generally very pretty in its pictures and very ugly in its statements and I'm actually okay with that. Frank is a giant asshole, and when he writes, he shows it. I don't think he's an honest-to-god racist, or homophobe, or misogynist -- but I totally understand how his work comes off that way and I would never tell someone how to feel about art. So yeah, he's got issues, and they're on the page, and man, sometimes they suck.
But rape scene? Holy shit. I really, really, don't want to see that. I'd be fine with it if movies didn't ever do that. But, I'm also okay with a movie punching me in the balls and saying, "Too bad, sucker. Things are ugly." Sometimes art needs to do that.
So, come on people. Who's seen it? What did you think?