My recent critique on Frank Miller’s “300″ has been published on “Racialicious,” a collaborative website that examines the link between race and pop culture. In case if you missed my critique, you can either read it on my blog here or on Racialicious.
I’ve had my other posts published on “Racialicious” before and, as always, the comments are very interesting to read. At the moment, there are over 80 comments on my “300″ post! Most of them are positive and supportive, but there are also some comments that totally miss the whole point of my analysis. Anyway, feel free to check it out.
Also, one commenter shared an interesting fact about comics author, Alan Moore, who is known for “V for Vendetta,” “Watchmen,” and “Batman: The Killing Joke” (one of my favorite comic books of all time!). In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Alan Moore said he “would rather not know” about the “Watchmen” film which is directed by Zack Snyder, the director of “300.” Moore said of Synder:
“… The thing is that he’s also the person who made ’300′. I’ve not seen any recent comic book films, but I didn’t particularly like the book ’300.’ I had a lot of problems with it, and everything I heard or saw about the film tended to increase [those problems] rather than reduce them: [that] it was racist, it was homophobic, and above all it was sublimely stupid.”