*in progress open to suggestions*I made a male version since the lesbian version got positive feedback
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.
Disgusting, racist, misogynistic, jingoistic, mindlessly violent bullshit. Absolute trash. 5 stars.
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.
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.
To totally ruin a beautiful quote from holly horror who stole it from LB-user BodyBoy, in reference to…
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…
I was going to watch 300 on Thursday night, since I had it on my UV account, but I couldn't, for the life of me, get it to play on my TV. I was complaining about it yesterday, and luckily, my friend Jacob (who you should follow) had it on Blu-Ray and lent it to me. So, I watched it last night after a day of Pokèmon catching and fell asleep pretty soon after the credits rolled, so I'm sorry for the late review.
300 is the most Zack Snyder film I've seen. It's intensely stylized, has so many speed ups/slow downs, zoom ins/zoom outs, unfocus/refocuses, etc.
Seriously though if you haven't seen it, I don't think I can explain…
With tyrannical Persian ruler Xerxes bringing his fast army of slaves to Greece’s shores it falls to a band of 300 Spartans led by their King, Leonidas, to hold the forces at bay. As Leonidas and his brave 300 fight to preserve his people’s lives and freedom he must also contend with traitors in his midst. The skill and sacrifice of these men would not be in vain and it will never be forgotten.
When I first saw this in theaters I thought this was one of the coolest films I have ever seen. The action sequences were amazing (perfectly sped and slowed down, something Zack Snyder did a terrible job of in Batman v Superman by the way) and…
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Film # 2 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 16" Challenge
Task # 16: A fantasy movie set in acient histor
The Spartans: brutal, big and without any fear. With only 300 men they went to battle with the Persians. This heroic chapter of the Greek history, inspired Frank Miller to a graphic novel: “300”. Drector Zack Snyder wanted to bring this to life on the big screen. Result: a two hour event that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Future king Leonidas is taken from his mother at age 7. He has to undergo a very tough training to get him ready for the future. To proof that he can be the kinf of the Spartans…
Been 10 years since I've watched this one, and it is still an delightful masterpiece of noble action and visual storytelling.
It is glorious to watch. A visual feast of combat and gore. Yum! Yum!
Everything is heightened and there are no apologies. Just a straight up in-your-face over-the-top fighting dreamscape. Like the Spartans themselves, there is no retreat here. The story is set on a very dramatic scale and told in a big, operatic manner. It never backs down from that, which is a main part of its appeal.
The fight scenes alone are just awesome. Not sure I've ever seen better, before or since.
Still love, love, LOVE this film.
Pure unadulterated teenage male machismo.
In the capable hands of an artist like Snyder, even this can become high art.
I could watch shirtless Gerard Butler bellow epicly cheesy war cries forever.
There's not much that hasn't already been said about Snyder's visuals.
I will simply add that they are put to perfect use in this glorious exercise of excess and modern myth-making.
I had a huge silly grin on my face for the last half of this film.
A visual masterpiece, with an outstanding cast and stunning screenplay 9/10.
Film #5 of Scavenger Hunt 16.
Task #16: A fantasy movie set in ancient history.
I will never understand why people say that Zack Snyder is a good visual artist but can't tell a story. What part of the story didn't he tell? In all his films that I've seen thus far, he tells what story he needs to both with voice and visual. 300 is no exception. As per all Snyder films, you can expect an absolutely stunning visual style. When it comes to action scenes, Snyder is the absolute best in Hollywood and you won't be disappointed if that's what you're looking for. For me however, the endless action became somewhat tiresome, but damn is it…
Beautifully shot movie based on Frank Millers comic. This film is based around the spartan warriors (no not Halo) in greek mythology. It follows their battles with the Persian empire and the team work leading up to each battle. A great movie and visually stunning as if it leapt straight off the comic book.
All the way from 'The Land Before Time' to 'The Social Network'.
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Work in progress, will…
Films where their style fills the screen so absolutely, substance is but an afterthought.
Only added some that I've seen,…