July 16, 2007
HBO + Pablo Escobar
I haven't had a chance to see HBO's series Entourage, but the buzz around one episode has just crossed my browser window. A fictional character is scheduled to appear in a fictional film about the life of Pablo Escobar. HBO has has extended the fiction and has created a promotional website for the fictional film, complete with glowing reviews from journalists and critics. Several fan and media blogs have picked up on the trailer and are begging for the fictional movie to become an actual one. I'm not ready to see a Pablo Escobar bio-pic. I'm afraid it will glamorize and glorify one of the most insidiously corrupting influences in Colombian history. At the risk of further aggrandizing, I repeat the pings below.
- HBO created a trailer for fictitious bio-pic of Pablo Escobar called "Medellin"
- Buzzfeed has created a tracker for all things "Medellin"
- Backlot Talk blog on "Medellin"
- Product Reveiws blog celebrates the trailer for "Medellin"
- Best Week Ever TV blog raves about "Medellin" trailer
- Another entertainment blog likes "Medellin"
- SlashFilm blog for cinema geeks likes "Medellin" too
- Even the philipino community likes "Medellin"
- Yet another review of "Medellin"
I watched the trailer, I didn't think it was all that good. I'm not sure what the fuss is all about.
Posted by SWEAT at July 16, 2007 05:50 PM