Thursday, October 18, 2007

300 Vs Transformers

This one's the last Transformers script for a while that I wrote...heck I think it IS the last Transformers script I've written!

I was having a chat with someone (probably Theo, though I can't remember for certain) about which movie was going to be the blockbuster of the year. Transformers had just come out, but 300 was a super success at the box office a few months prior. (V for Vendetta was uber successful too, but it never really was in contention)

And so the idea for this strip was formed in my mind.

Panel 1 - King Leonidas addressing his 300 Spartans, a la the famous scene from Braveheart.

Leonidas: "We have taken on ALL challengers and we have ruled the Box Office this year! We have shown that we're not just men, we're Spartans!"

Panel 2 - Leonidas continues.

Leonidas: "Spider-man? Pfah, what an emo weakling! Shrek couldn't tame us! The pirates were a bunch of sissy men! WE RULE HOLLYWOOD THIS YEAR! And Tonight! We will dine in hell! FOR SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

Panel 3 - A huge robotic foot comes out of nowhere and stomps Leonidas flat. A speech bubble comes out from above (off panel).

Optimus: "Autobots! Transform and roll out!"

Panel 4 - The 300 disperse with random lines being uttered by random Spartans.

Line 1: "Well, it was good while it lasted."

Line 2: "Men in costumes just can't beat robots."

Line 3: "I can't believe Bay just pwned Snyder."

A miniaturised Megatron, hiding among the Spartans, turns to a miniaturied Starscream and says: "You fail me yet again, Starscream."

Don't get me wrong though, between Transformers and 300, I know for certain which is the movie I like more: 300. Even if you discount the comic book origins of the movie and my bias preference for movies of that genre, I just think it was a better movie that remained true to the original format. Transformers was awesome and all that...but I liked 300 better.

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