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.
"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.
Because it doesn't try to be anything more than it's trying to be, it is easy to ignore 300's flawed subplot.
A slavish and bad adaptation of a bad comic (despite the kinetic artwork). Snyder is still a hack.
3rd movie of the "171 movies madness" challenge
A lot has been written about this film, so this won't take long: 300 is the Great Abuse of slow-motion, over-the-top six pack abs and sepia chromatic palette. But features also some of the most entertaining fighting sequences and has an excellent rhythm. Don't take it seriously and you won't dislike it.
zack snyder is a repressed homosexual no doubt
So much fun. Just don't take it seriously, laugh at the shit acting and dialogue (worst EVER) and enjoy the huge fights.
This experiment into esthetics, pacing and style paid off. No room for awkward moments, every twitch is calculated.
Cartoon violence... actually, make that CGI violence. Did they shoot the whole film in front of green-screens? For what it is, it is good. Sheer escapist fun. It isn't realistic at all, but that is kind of the point.
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- There Will Be Blood
- Boogie Nights
- Punch-Drunk Love
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…