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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.
"Every damn quote from this movie."
It's Friday night for fuchia's sakes, and I'm on severe Man of Steel withdrawal. So time to revisit Zack Snyder's magnum opus, the film that will put abs on your abs and chest hair on your testicles (wait, they actually don't have chest hair, like the marble statues that they are).
This is the absolutely true story (every moment of it is exactly how it went down) of 300 bold, brave, beautiful Greeks, guardians of light and justice, truth and the Ame..Greek way, fighting the stenchful wretched hords of Persia and Xerxes. Their absolute unrelenting macho badassery was a tribute to testosterone the world over, and echoes to this day like a sledgehammer against…
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.…
I remember when I thought this was the greatest movie ever. Well, it's not. It's dumb and stupid, but the visuals are still great, even by today's standards. And those one-liners are just awesome.
Snyder has no conviction in any of it really: the half-hearted sub-plot; the generic action sequences; the direction. It's easy to see how the film was pieced together and if you sped up the slow-motion sequences the film's run time would be almost halved. The art direction is really what gives 300 any bravado, but even that becomes wearying towards the end.
And what the hell is up with Gerard Butler's accent?
I Like the cinematography on this, and it did give us some great movie lines.
The best romantic action movie I've ever seen!
Okay, we get it. Spartans were gay. Jesus Christ...
While it's visual style works well with the action sequences, it makes for off-looking dialogue scenes. And for a movie renowned for it's action, there's quite a few boring dialogue scenes.
This is a graphic novel on the big screen, with stunning visual effects, but no story or character development to speak of. Interesting for its techniques, but overall not really my cup of tea.
Back when 300 first came out eight years ago, I remember the chatter that it sparked through the hallways of my high-school, as everyone would be raving with glee about the high intensity action that they had seen the previous weekend. Some went as far as claiming that it was the best film they have ever laid their eyes upon, while others were left nothing short of satisfied. Girls would compliment the chiseled frames of the male cast members, and it comes as a shock to me that WWE promoter Vince McMahon was not on the set offering contracts to each and every one of them. These men were rock-solid to the core, with not a single of them having…
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Inspired by Simone's Overdosing on Movies list, I thought I would flip the script and find out what movies people…