Booktube Bites: BAM – A Short Film

Booktube Bites is a weekly segment in which I spotlight cool bookish videos on the internet. I will discuss some entertaining videos and Booktubers which you can check out. Feel free to participate as well, and send in your own recommendations of videos you would like spotlighted.

Today’s Video: BAM

Found At: National Film Board

This week’s bookish video pick is an animated from The National Film Board of Canada. BAM, is a film directed by Howie Shia and a spin on the original story of Hercules. It follows a young boxer struggling  between his shy, bookish nature and his violent temper.

This was such a wonderfully animated short. Overall I felt the story was moving and a bit sad too as the boxes struggles to find a medium in his everyday life. I love retellings in films/books, and I appreciated that the creators of this film were inspired by the original story of Hercules, but gave its own unique, modern-day spin. Though it lasted only six minutes the main character really developed over the course of the story.

Question of the Week: If you were to write a retelling of your favorite book/fairy tale which one would you choose and why?

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