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The Physics of Awesomeness

Thus far, I've really enjoyed the graphic novel movies I've seen.

...of course, I still haven't seen The Spirit because, well, I wasn't excited by a movie about a city that is "my lover, my sister, my mother..." ...just didn't work for me.

But I have liked 300 and Sin City.

Graphic Novel Flicks

But now that Watchmen is out, I'm hearing very mixed reviews. So, we'll see.

There is something about this style of filmmaking--the hyper intensity/super-human nature of the genre--that is way cool. So, the following are two screen grabs from 300 that demonstrate, as well as any freeze frame can do for a moving picture, the physics of awesomeness:

Leonidas' Jump

Spear Throw

What is the future of this genre?

I don't know. And I don't really care how fake the physics of these movies are: As long as they're awesome, I'll be a happy boy.

 ~Luke Holzmann
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