December 28, 2005

The Warriors

I decided to watch The Warriors after reading about the upcoming video game of the same name from Rockstar Games. The Warriors is a movie about stylized gang warfare in New York City, but the situation is more like a land of city-states that are governed by a loose set of unwritten rules. The Warriors are wrongly accused of assassination at a gathering of delegates, and have to fight their way back home.

The story itself is very Homeric in many aspects, including the journey home, run-ins with the Lizzies, and punishment for being weak of character. There is also a unique approach to the scene transistions, which used comic-book style drawing and lettering. This lends a certain mood to the whole film that prevents it from becoming too dark and emphasizes the character personalities as well.

Posted by josuah at December 28, 2005 6:08 AM UTC+00:00

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