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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.
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…
Oh my god. The only thing that made this movie worth it was the constant running commentary by Jacob and myself.
Okay, maybe the hella sick (Yet anachronistic-ish) music. Get that steel guitar, Zack!
Maybe the cinematography, too. It was okay. But i mean, in Sparta, 9 out of 10 men would have romantic relationships with their fellow soldiers, as they rarely went home to their wives. They also weren’t allowed to spend the night anywhere but the barracks. It wasn’t frowned upon to have a romantic dude relationship, so much so that sleeping with your wife with no other purpose but to make a baby was considered cheating by a lot of people. And this film was so goddamn hetero I nearly tore My eyes out.
Garbage, pure unadulterated garbage.
everything is awful
You can actually see a lot of Synder's later work in 300. It has all his hallmarks: a distinct aesthetic (sepia toning with red here, dark and red in Superman, and comic book colors in Watchmen), fluid fighting (lots of slow motion shots), ultraviolence, meeting expectations (he overuses stock sound effects for everything), and stylishness (jump cuts, closeups, a lot of personal choices). Still, for some reason, 300 works, while his later films don't. I think it's clear why: this film was a war film from the start. The choices Synder made here worked really well with the action, setting, and plot. However, later Synder would try to apply this same stuff to superheroes and it falls flat because they…
IMDb ratings: 7.8
Why: Gerard Butler
Should: Hell yeah! Must watch!
My Ratings: 10 - #Masterpiece
Tagline: Spartans, tonight, we dine in hell!
Zack Synder rides into less than mediocrity again folks. The visuals look like he just picked one filter on Imovie an used it the whole film. The story doesn't have much going for it and the overtop visuals take away to the ancient aspect of the film. This film is a classic example of using a story to tell special affects. Gerard Butler did play a good leonidas but the action sequences became dull and repetitive quickly.
Snyder's digital retelling of a macho myth. With the simple realization to put David Wenham as a narrator, Snyder shows us that it is truly a myth that we are seeing here, something that might have different variations but this is his. We never know for certain what it is like and Snyder uses that to push to the depths of his imagination. Sure, the CGI isn't always that pretty but nevertheless 300 shows Snyder's potential as a visual storyteller. He succumbs to certain overkills but most of all one gets the feeling that he enjoys that he can tell this story. It is truly his. Different story though is whether I want to buy its macho ideas. I think…
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"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
Films where their style fills the screen so absolutely, substance is but an afterthought.
Only added some that I've seen,…