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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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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.…
A 45 minute movie stretched to almost 2hrs.
Visuals were cool, obviously.
300 is a pretty cool action flick but quickly looses its appeal after the 3rd war scene. The movie starts to drag with the many motivational speeches Gerard Butler gives and the narration that pops out of nowhere every now and then.
Only good for when I feel like broing around with my friends. Can't remember actually ever wanting to do that. Oh yeah and I don't have any friends.
This is a weird review to do. It's groundbreaking in its effects, but its story is bland and forgettable. Zack Snyder has done a fantastic job adapting the graphic novel (hes good at that) into a testosterone-filled, stupid, and entertaining film. The line, "This is SPARTA," is a line that is so well and poorly said that you cant help but enjoy it. The acting, script, and villain aren't amazing, but Zack Snyder created something that amalgamates to dumb fun, and you know what? Its OK to have dumb fun sometimes.
Naked buff men throw things at each other for two hours.
Quite the visual feast, so much so that the story just can't keep up. That's not to say that the script is bad, but it just can't compete with the look of the film. Every scene of this film is beautiful to watch, and shot so perfectly that one is simply in awe of the talent involved. The big action scenes manage to remain intimate and personal by the slowing down and speeding up of the film, making it much easier to follow than the typical MTV-style editing and vibrating camera. It makes it obvious what is going on, a welcome change from most sword-and-sandal epics. The story is a bit too complex for a film like this, and the…
One of the more visually striking films. An epic of violence and nudity, history be damned.
For a while there, 300 was an omnipresent cultural phenomenon. It was parodied in every way possible, most notably by the incomparable "Meet the Spartans" which I definitely saw in theaters when I was 13. I hadn't seen the film it was parodying, but I got the gist. It also spawned one of my favorite early YouTube videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNqiSkd1M6k
Anyway, the film itself is basically a string of Badass Moment™ after Badass Moment™, although I would be hard pressed to say that it doesn't work. This movie has one goal: super stylish slow-mo Spartan fights and war scenes that would make any teenager in the mid 2000s say "dude that was hella f'ckin epic"
The movie is what it is, it's very much a product of its time and its green-screen ultra-edited nature can be very impressive from time to time. It's worth seeing as a cultural landmark and maybe for the occasional bro-night, but otherwise it's not much.
a prime popcorn flick and a near shot-for-shot interpretation of miller's brutal graphic novel, action junkies will get a kick out of the myriad of battles, those looking for drama will be stupefied into submission, passable as entertainment
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