Here goes Round 2! Should be easier now that I've settled into summer.
1. A movie from…
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.
Disgusting, racist, misogynistic, jingoistic, mindlessly violent bullshit. Absolute trash. 5 stars.
THIS IS SPARTA!!!!
Well, no, it isn't. Let me try this.
*clears throat* *deep intake of breath*
'THIS IS A 117 MINUTES OF HOMOEROTIC VISUAL FLUFF IN SLOW MOTION WITH CGI SIXPACKS THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HISTORY WHATSOEVER. THEY WEAR TINY LEATHER PANTS AND CAPES FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!'
Yup, much better.
And yes, you can 'like' a 2 1/2 star film.
I once watched this over a dude's shoulder whilst we were doing it. It was considerably better than what was going on IRL.
my fave bit is the bit where keanu reeves goes back in time to be bffs with fassbender.
I feel a little bit ridiculous watching and enjoying this movie, like I'm a little boy seeing something naughty on late night telly, hoping that my mum won't walk in and embarrass me.
It's all so exaggerated and pompous you have to hand it to Snack Zider for pulling it off. I think anyone that doesn't enjoy the 300 on some level is either lying to themselves, lying to others or is just a little dead inside. My advice...embrace your inner child, cut your fruit into small chucks , boogie to the wiggles, snuggle a teddy bear and purchase 300 on Blu-Ray.
To totally ruin a beautiful quote from holly horror who stole it from LB-user BodyBoy, in reference to…
Based on Frank Miller's 1998 graphic novel series of the same name, 300 is a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae between Spartan & Persian armies which also succeeds as a visually arresting tale of bravery, courage & patriotism and brings a comic book to life in such a highly stylized manner that it ends up delivering a unique & ultra-cool cinematic experience to most of its viewers.
If I've to sum it up in a sentence, what actually makes this movie work against all odds is its near-perfect blend of stylish direction from Zack Snyder, engrossing tale of heroism, larger-than-life action, arresting cinematography, groundbreaking visual effects, catchy one-liners, intriguing characters, strong performances from its cast, meticulous sound, cut-throat editing & grandeur soundtrack.…
Review In A Nutshell:
It was obvious that after the release of Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City that if it does well at the box office, more of the comic book author's works would be adapted. After the release of 300, it has made quite an impact on the general audience that it has slipped into the cracks of memorable cinema. How many have quoted this film after they have seen it? I certainly have, and I didn't think much of it during initial viewings.
300's plot is simple. Leonidas is the leader of Sparta and his land and citizens are being threatened by King Xerxes, who intends to spread his control to independent lands. Leonidas declares…
Beautifully shot movie based on Frank Millers comic. This film is based around the spartan warriors (no not Halo) in greek mythology. It follows their battles with the Persian empire and the team work leading up to each battle. A great movie and visually stunning as if it leapt straight off the comic book.
One of the best movie that I have watched. 🛡⚔
THIS. IS. UNDERWHELMING!!! (kicks person down a bottomless pit in slow-motion)
That I find 300 to be this eminently rewatchable is a testament to Znyder's talent, Butler's performance and, I presume, the source material, not that I'm familiar with it. A perfect storm of visuals, violence and machismo. I mostly enjoy the fantastical elements; the 300's illogical bravado and skill set, Xerxes' size, carriage and freak tent, the Persian war beasts, the Immortals. The dialogue generally works and Znyder has the good sense not to overcomplicate the political, family and traitorous sub-plots. Good simple Friday night fun.
I'm a huge fan of this era so this movie was right up my alley. It reminded me of a more action packed Gladiator.
I find it one of Snyder's better films.
I still love this movie. Zack Snyder did a great job with the direction. The screenplay is well-written. Cinematography and action sequences are amazingly well-shot, choreographed and produced. Acting is superb especially Gerald Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Michael Fassbender and Dominic West. The score by Tyler Bates is awesomely well-composed and produced. The title sequence during the end credits is fantastic. CGI effects looks amazingly real. The editing is amazingly well-done by William Hoy. This feels exactly like the 300 comic book, even though I never read the 300 comic book.
It's an assault on the senses, but I still can't help but stand back and smile. It truly is the definition of visionary, though it very much emphasizes this to the point of near ridiculous and for a vaguely intelligent plot.
It's really the type of thing to watch in a group environment, I think if I had watched this alone my impression and understanding of the movie may have lessened a lot. But for the most part, 300 was a great sociable time. Pretty much what you would expect it to be, and maybe even a little bit more (to a certain degree).
There are truly great sequences in here, that made me genuinely stagger back, and then a…
The most testosterone filled film ever made.
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