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Spartans, prepare for glory!
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.
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.
Disgusting, racist, misogynistic, jingoistic, mindlessly violent bullshit. Absolute trash. 5 stars.
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.
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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…
Not a bad flick by any means and I've been in the Snyder mood ever since that amazing Batman v Superman trailer dropped a week ago.
Whenever I told people that I hadn't seen '300' yet they almost reacted as if they were about to take a spear to the chest. Nine years later and I'm finally here, the movie everyone told me I SHOULD have seen about five years ago at the least, and the movie was quite good. The acting is quite good, lead by Gerard Butler and Lena Headly, the action sequences are very violent and very exciting, and the slow-mo shots are thrown in at the perfect time, but only during the action. Periodically I found…
One of the biggest wastes of time I've ever seen.
This was the year I saw maybe five movies and didn't much care one way or another about the ones I did manage to drag myself out to see.
300 is a messy af film. It has two settings in the entire film, not what I was hoping or expecting.
Although, I was extremely content with the action sequences that I was presented with. Yes, the blood did look as fake as the baby in American Sniper, but the slow-mo is what set it apart.
I also loved the choices of Gerard Butler and Lena Headey in 300. I found the acting to be quite good surprisingly.
Overall, I was extremely happy that I watched 300, but I was expecting much more (maybe because my parents have been over-hyping this movie for almost 9 years when they saw it in theatres). It was pretty cool seeing "This is Sparta"…
Parody has deflated the "THIS . . . IS . . . SPARTA!" scene, but the rest of the film is still damn exciting. Say what you will about the themes, but the filmmaking is first rate.
Du sang, des larmes, des cris et puis du sang, du sang, du sang. A retenir : AHOU AHOU AHOU !!!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Zach Snyder & Frank Miller's 300 is probably one of the most unfairly criticized movies and graphic novels ever. Most of the criticism stems from its lack of historical accuracy. Most critics don't seem to grasp the difference between a historically accurate dramatization (there is a brilliantly detailed documentary on this battle made by the History Channel that I highly recommend for that) and an historically inspired piece of fiction.
In fact, what 300 is, is a tall tale being told by the one member of the 300 that could not stay for the final battle. He is telling it to his soldiers as they prepare to go to war. This is very clear in the film. Now I can't say…
First R-rated movie I saw. Saw it again since, and enjoyed it both times.
I can understand both people who either hate or love this film. I'm in the middle. It's pointless, sexist, stupid, exagerated and violent, but that's exactly what it tries to do. On the other hand, the performances and effects are not quite in par with the idea of the movie. They needed to be either more gloriously stupid or more serious to make the movie more enjoyable in either way. They stay in the middle.
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