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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.
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…
Many enjoy sneering at Snyder's stylish 300, but to this day it remains one of the most visually ambitious and choreographically innovative action films of this century. It's no masterpiece, I'll concede that. It's simple minded and it's characters are barely more than WWE wrestlers, but man if this doesn't give me an adrenaline rush. The narrative progression and character dynamics are weak, attributable to the undeveloped script and lack of focus, but when 300 is bloody, violent and chaotic, it soars. It's death and war imagined through the lens of a poet; operatic, grandiose and glorious; without a doubt an incarnation of some sort of machismo fantasy. Snyder's vision here is unique and wholly innovative, something fresh in a genre that demands it. I really like 300, despite it's one-note intentions.
Directing style a little different but worked for this era
I loved this movie for being able to implement historical accuracy into Hollywood limelight but now that I've had to do a research paper on it, I'm now resenting everything that made me like it.
At least Miller/Snyder included the phalanx, agorge, amongst the other things I've always felt interesting about the Spartan military life. But, the more I watch, the more I noticed the lack of representation of the A-Team, hoplite, and even mention of the Battle of Marathon and thus Darius/Ionia.
Here's to "Hollywood history" I guess.
Because of my unfortunate mistake that led me to watch the awful sequel of '300' first, I'm afraid to say that I'm not left with the impression I envision for myself if I got to watch this without first bearing witness to the stupid pointless interwoven successor of this original famous film.
The kicking part was still pretty satisfying, though.
The obvious choice for the 300th movie I've watched this year.
This movie is problematic for a number of reasons. Watching this movie, before, in theaters 10 years ago I never noticed them. I just knew watching it with my mom made me feel real uncomfortable.
However, now with more introspective, one can totally point out things in this film that make you tilt your head the choices director Tom Synder and comic creator Frank Miller intended with these "300" media texts.
The film is overtly gratuitous with the importance of top and worst male physic and form. It's also gratuitous about sex and the importance of a woman is dictated on her beauty and her relationship to power. Gross.
Its really awesome. Lots of cool scenes and battles. Plot is a bit iffy at times.
A E S T H E T I C
This is not a very good movie. It was filled with blood and very little interesting story.
Visually arresting, Gerard Butler is terrific as King Leonidas, and, for better or worse, "300" was a trendsetting movie. It's also one of the most nationalistic and jingoistic films I've seen since the original "Red Dawn". I imagine the inevitable remake will feature Leonidas sporting a "Make Sparta Great Again" helmet.
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
Films where their style fills the screen so absolutely, substance is but an afterthought.
Only added some that I've seen,…