Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
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.
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.
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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…
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.…
Never before has a movie gone from making me laugh my ass off at the sheer spectacle and un-believability of its nature, to actually making me feel for its characters. Gerard Butler owns the role of King Leonidas, giving a vulnerable, yet brave performance. The real stars here, however, are the visual effects, which take your breath away despite looking obviously fake. Not even the plentiful dumb moments can take away from how endlessly enjoyable this movie is, although yes, it is very dumb.
this was the best piece by zack synder. after this his graph only fell down.
This movie was trying WAY too hard.
I'm slowly realizing you go to a Frank Miller novel for the violence and Alan Moore for everything else. I revisited 300 after realizing how much I adore Watchmen and the best comparison between the two is 300is all style with no substance and Watchmen is amazing source material with honed in style. I can only speak from having read Moore's work but it is a beautiful, faithful adaptation by Snyder. Here we have a film overwrought with sweeping scenes of slow motion violence but I don't care about the characters and there's little story happening at all. It's all eye candy and every scene can be best summarized as a start to the most epic music video.
300 is "style over substance" done just right. It has a simple enough plot that can tell a story, but not one so bad that it can be made into a joke. Where the film lacks dialogue Zack Snyder uses visuals to tell the story.
I don't like to use the word overrated, but I feel like for this one I have too. I never would've thought that I'd be bored shitless watching an adaptation of a Frank Miller comic book.
The story follows the ancient Spartan King Leonidas, as he commissions a army of 300 men to fight and topple the Persian kingdom led by Xerxes. I do have to give the crew props for how faithful it is to the comic book seeing as almost every frame is identical to the comic book. However, the dialogue and some of the scenes from the movie are not in the comic book and make this film crumble. I don't know if it was the writing…
the godly like imagery is exactly what i expect form Zack Snyder. [9/10-Amazing]
I've been putting this film off for the last ten years because I love the Spartans and didn't want Snyder to ruin them, but, damn it, I really love this movie.
There are two things I like the most in this life:
Horror Movies and Comic Books, in that order.
pick any 5 from this list at random and you have a great squad..... the possibilities are endless