Inspired by Simone's Overdosing on Movies list, I thought I would flip the script and find out what movies people…
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.
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.…
"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…
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.
Honestly, I'm surprised I like Zack Snyder's 300 as much as I do. It's a CGI bloodbath without much substance based on a comic which, in turn, was inspired by the 1962 film The 300 Spartans. It's filled to the brim with killing, torsos, and one-liners, but it's also endowed with a certain stylish charm.
There's hardly any plot that needs following. A bunch of Spartans clad only in leather underwear and red capes march out to slaughter an absurd amount of warriors led by the god-king Xerxes who proudly flaunts his chainmail bikini and commands an army which was apparently recruited from every circus in existence. Apart from all of the semi-ordinary military units used as fodder, the Persian…
I've seen this movie many many times. I loved Frank Millers comic. Zach Snyder did a fantastic job of bringing the comic to life. I think people either love or hate Snyder's style. I love it.
Times get cowards
I had only seen this movie once before, back soon after it came out on disc. As I have it on Blu-ray in a 3 pack I got for real cheap, I figured it was about time I saw this again. Plus, soon I'll see the sequel, which got stronger reviews than I expected. As for this film, I barely remembered what I saw years ago and I know it didn't leave much of an impression.
The movie is definitely historically inaccurate, never really makes a lot of sense, has goofy dialogue all around, the super-stylized thing isn't really my thing, and the bro douche-y meathead vibe is oh so strong with this. There sometimes being narration that usually isn't…
This movie has all the cliches that we have like slow-mo and capes blowing in the wind but 300 makes it look cool.This movie has beautiful cinematography and Bad-ass action and characters in the movie.
The film looks like it was made in Zach Snyder's parents basement with the remainder of his trust fund cash. Not one scene in this film looks like it was shot without the use of a green screen. When watching this it made me feel like I was watching a walk through of a video game.
The world of swords and sandals is pumped up to the extreme with 300, a testosterone-tinged tale that's been operatically translated from the page to the screen for the action-hungry masses by director Zack Snyder. Adapting Frank Miller's comic series must not have been easy. First and foremost, the books were pure eye candy. Printed in full horizontal splash pages brought to breathtaking life by Lynn Varley's brush strokes, each issue demanded your eye-time first, then paid it off with Miller's typical tough prose later. That same dialogue figures prominently in the film -- in fact, much of the screen and page line up wondrously, even if the film does include its share of deviations. The extra bits of action…
It may not be the best movie ever, but it's the pinnacle of action since it came out. Everything else can suck it.
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- Fight Club
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- The Big Lebowski
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- The Godfather
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
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