Thursday Movie Picks: Movies Based on Graphic Novel/Comic (Non-Superhero)
I missed last week’s Thursday but it's back! Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. If you haven’t joined in, it’s never too late! This week’s theme are movies based on graphic novels/comics that are not superheroes! Here are my choices this week:
The only movie on the list whose graphic novel I've read, Persepolis chronicles the life of Marjane Satrapi during the Iranian Revolution. She has also co-directed the movie, and it is very faithful to the autobiography, using the same technique to do the movie. Both graphic novel and book were very good and enjoyable.
The movie people were telling me to watch because of the abundance of abs (that’s how some friends sold me the movie), 300 was based on a graphic novel of the same name written by Frank Miller and and Lynn Varley. I haven’t read it, but the movie itself was awesome. Too bad the prequel/sequel didn’t have the same appeal as its predecessor.
One of the fantastic movies I’ve seen about friendship and growing up, We Are the Best narrates the lives of best friends Bobo and Klara, two girls who believe that punk is not dead. They decide to form a punk band and enlists a fellow classmate, Hedvig to be part of them. The movie is more than just the girls practicing or playing songs, but touches on issues such as confidence, crushes, and trials of being different. This was such a fantastic, underrated movie and it is based on a graphic novel written by Coco Moodysson entitled Never Goodnight.