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.
I saw this in the theater. Creative style and art direction. Great story which interested me in learning more about the actual history of Sparta.
Ink on the screen, and I love it. 300 is a adaptation from the graphic novel with the same name, which came out many years ago, and unlike most film adaptions from literature, 300 remains completely loyal to its source material, from both a story perspective and even a visually stunning visual perspective. 300 remains to date top 3 in the most beautiful films I've ever seen, and its cinematography and choreography, is absolutely fucking gorgeous! Side that with some great acting and emotional ending.
Zack Snyder has been a rocky director for me to get into. His films all have potential and uniqueness, but fail to impress in areas that prevent the film from being well rounded. This film might not miss key points, but rather takes chances that fall short.
The style of the filming is actually quite nice at times, and at other times it is distracting and a bit amateur. Worst of all every single scene will be put into slow motion at some point. This is no doubt the worst part of 300. It was nauseating to see every single shot be slowed down then sped up and slowed down again. Once or twice can create and epic feeling, but…
This will always be one of the movies I felt I should have seen in theaters. After it released, all I heard was how awesome it was and intense. It wasn't until much later that I had the opportunity to view it. It's not that great or special, but it's actually grown on me a bit. Gerard Butler is hands down the greatest part. All his speeches and back talking he does just gets the blood flowing and ready for battle. A very intense motivator. The visuals are crazy awesome. The only thing that gets old is how often slow motion is used and when it is used on useless scenes. So much slo-mo it's ridiculous, but the battles make…
A meh movie with good action.
A great bloodbath in (what was) a unique style that is just a pleasure to watch. Some moments are laughably stupid but the film in itself is exhilarating. The real pity was all the scenes in Sparta whilst the main conflict took place that really didn't matter or was important enough to care about.
A greater pity is that this film had to spawn a million crappy Greek era films in this style and essentially killed the unique look it once had.
The sound is hard-hitting and the visuals come out great on blu. I could argue that the visuals are actually much better for 300 than the sequel Rise, but for some reason I like the sequel a little bit more overall. Probably because of Eva Green.
An excellent adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel. 300 is a well acted, action packed mythical epic.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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