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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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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…
IMAX is the best way to view this one!
It's one of the more interesting computer screensavers i've ever seen...
The ultimate guy movie.
300 is a film that is so fucking awesomely awesome that the first time I watched it, I actually thought it was like the greatest thing of all time and I gotta say that even though I've matured since then and my taste in film has changed considerably, I still fucking adore it.
I've seen it countless times over the years now and recently rewatched it again the other night for the first time in a long time and I still could not believe how fucking enjoyable it is, it's just so visually striking and beautiful that even the dialogue scenes are just as fascinating as the action scenes.
To be honest, what more can be…
Es simple: cuando sea grande quiero ser Leonidas.
Body violence fetishisation in a chroma key playground and on a substantial budget absolutely swamps the mythologising of a celebrated piece of ancient history. The dark fantasy elements, not in the original Frank Miller comic, reinforce the body horror. So when the story cuts back to Sparta to Lena Hedley's Queen and her political manoeuvring to get the Senate to send an army to support Leonides, it seems anaemic and pointless. Really, though, plot and character have little significance against Zack Znyder's bombastic aesthetics, and if this leads to problematic stereotyping, suspect ideology and naive ethical consequences, then you know where The Man of Steel originates. On a positive note, the visual style informs Znyder's next film, Watchmen, which is a near masterpiece, so its over enthusiasm for slow motion, iconic poses and hacked extremities might be forgiven. A little.
Poca cosa que no se haya dicho sobre este film, gran dirección artística, grandes escenas de acción, entretenida y espectacular.
Spectacle. Pure, awesome, blood-soaked spectacle!
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This is a guilty pleasure. I like to think that I want a little more from my entertainment these days but god damn it is still pretty fun to watch Leonidas and his legion of shirtless men kill the shit of the Persian army.
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