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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 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 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.
THIS IS...surprisingly quite good.
All bad puns aside though this should be a truly awful film. It has all the makings of one. I find this one to be a somewhat guilty pleasure of mine. A film that I can just enjoy for what it is and I accept its cheesy and stupid nature with open arms. I'm guessing the acceptance is largely down to its visually striking imagery and memorable quotes which it has in spades. The slow-motion action scenes it made famous though have well and truly worn out their welcome. Countless other abominations of films have utilised it horridly over the years and I've now grown bored of them. Sadly I have a feeling the sequel will be using them all too frequently too.
"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…
Worth Watching? A-Ooouh!
Story: Some Spartans fight a bunch f Persians and kick ass.
One Good Thing:
It's hard to pick One Good Thing for a movie like this. I could ramble on and on about the action nuggets, set pieces as a whole, witty one liners, badass one liners, a surprisingly touching one liner near the end and cool poses left and right. I'm well aware of the movie's flaws. But as far as Zack Snyder flicks go, this movie is perfect to grab a bunch of beers, get drunk, and chase down it all down with some of the testosterone overflowing from this film from start to finish.
If I was feeling critical I could…
Madness?! This is Sparta!
300 is boldly stylish, visually stunning, bloody, insane, entertaning as all hell, and shameless. It really seems like a dull movie, but in my opinion, it's so much more than that, with gorgeous stylized cinematography and a great cast all around that features Gerard Butler in his prime. Also worthy of mention are Michael Fassbender and Lena Heady.
Naturally, watching it now isn't the same as watching it 7 years ago, and it does seem kind of dated, especially with the whole slow-mo thing. But it doesn't bother me that much because I know this was the movie that mainly got it started a few years ago, so it was something new at the time.…
La historia como tal no es lo mas relevante de la película, pero las batallas fueron lo suficientemente emocionantes como para que no te dieras cuenta que el tiempo pasaba. Las escenas en cámara lenta y la banda sonora complementaron todo lo que le faltó.
I don't remember this being boring. When did it become boring?
Little Known Fact:
'300' actually refers to the number of blown-out codpieces that required maintenance during production.
More homoeroticism per minute than a professional wrestling event. I watched this movie at home and I swear I saw a guy in a greasy Ed Hardy trucker hat with an 'austin 3:16' sign jumping up and down outside my window...
It's completely ridiculous and actually quite shitty, but amongst all the homoerotic tension and B-Movie style gore it really works in a 'so bad it's good' kind of way. Probably as close to a modern day Top Gun as we're ever going to get.
PS. Hollywood, that is not an invitation to start planning a Top Gun remake. Please don't ever do that.
A hulking, trashy piece of melodramatic action cinema that is so much fun to watch. It's hammy and completely over-the-top but that's the entire point. An exercise in showy style from Zach Snyder, with some genuinely great action scenes. Enjoyable every time, and looked great on the IMAX.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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- Raiders of the Lost Ark
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- The Shawshank Redemption
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