|Genre:||Action & Adventure|
Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, “300” is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy.
The film brings Miller’s (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.
Taken from www.cinemas-online.com
FIVE STARS for the Spartans!! (hehehe, not for the movie…Gotcha!). Actually the movie was great, the special effect was remarkable. But for me, too many special effects in it could decrease the essence of the movie itself. I fall in love with the scenario; it pictures the bravery of the Spartans perfectly & pictures the life of the ancient Greece quite representatively. But – as I said – there were too many effects in it. Feels like the director (or whoever on the charge for putting the effects) wanted to show, “Oh… Look! I have the best special effect that any movie won’t defeat, even Titanic!!”. Almost a hundred percent (I guess) the movie shoot was done at the blue screen. Well, thanks for Gerard Butler who has a great acting, so he could still feel & show the “spirit” of war at Sparta in the blue screen like all that was real. The soundtrack is awesome!! And one thing, BLOOD EVERYWHERE..My underlying vampyre-side suddenly released, hahaha… The blood scene was HOT!!
Apparently, I see some similarities with “Sin City”. Hmm, maybe because it was directed by the same person. Well, this movie better, though…
Owh, one thing that bothering me A LOT was.. Gosh!! How can The King Xerxes looked like an old bitch?! I hate his face, his figure, his make-up!! He draws his eyebrows better than me!! And he has lips like a hooker!! Ugghh… Think I’m gonna puke. Instead of fearing him, I always laughed with Andrey everytime we saw his face. So bothering….
Iwed & Andrey
April Mop, 2007