Rating: ★★★★★
Category: Movies
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

Gading XXI

April Mop, 2007


20 thoughts on “300

  1. Well, now check out this 300 movie's parody, miss iwed.


    Frank Miller's 300 Outtakes:

    Spartan King Leonidas: You wear the crimson of a Spartan…
    Hunchback Spartan: My father says it highlights my curves.
    Hunchback Spartan: Why?! Why? Can't I join you?!
    Spartan King Leonidas: Dude, can't you see the title? It's 300, not 301.


    Clueless Persian Messenger: Why are they all in bikini trunks?
    Clueless Persian Messenger: Hmm. We're going to what looks like a pool to me.
    Clueless Persian Messenger: Pool party!
    Clueless Persian Messenger: But where's the water?
    Clueless Persian Messenger: Doesn't matter, I'll just stand by the pool.
    Clueless Persian Messenger: Aight, this is where it's happnin yo!
    *Leonidas kick*
    Clueless Persian Messenger: Aaaaah! Not funny guys! There's no water!


    Persian Messenger: Choose your words well, Spartan King.
    Spartan King Leonidas: *silence*
    Spartan Queen: *silence*
    Persian Messenger: Well?
    Spartan King Leonidas: I'd like to buy a vowel please.


    Spartan King Leonidas: Spartans! Enjoy your breakfast,
    Spartan King Leonidas: for tonight we dine in Hell!
    Stelios: So where's lunch?


    *take 2*

    Spartan King Leonidas: Spartans! Enjoy your breakfast,
    Spartan King Leonidas: for tonight we dine in Hell!
    Stelios: Can I order take out?


    *take 3*

    Spartan King Leonidas: Spartans! Enjoy your breakfast,
    Spartan King Leonidas: for tonight we dine in Hell!
    Stelios: With Sizz –
    Spartan King Leonidas: God damnit Stelios, say one more witty remark and you'll
    Spartan King Leonidas: be getting your dinner sooner than a 30 minute guarantee.


    Spartan Queen: Spartan, come back with your shield. Or come back on it.
    Spartan King Leonidas: Wait, that's like shield surfing right? Cowabunga, dude.


    Spartan King Leonidas: Arcadian, what is your profession?
    Arcadian: I play arcade, sir!

    Spartan King Leonidas: You, other arcadian dude, what is your profession?
    Arcadian: I'm a potter sir.
    Spartan King Leonidas: Potter?
    Arcadian: *puts on glasses and wand* Potter.


    Persian emissary: The thousand nations of the Persian Empire descend upon you! Our arrows WILL BLOT OUT THE SUN!!!
    Spartan: Haha. We should start considering inventing sunblock instead. Really.


    Spartan King Leonidas: My queen. My wife. My love.
    Arrows: *attack by the millions*
    Spartan King Leonidas: Fuck. How do I explain to her the holes in my shirt?


    Spartan King Leonidas: Spartans! What is your profession?
    Spartans: Ahoo! Ahoo! Ahoo!
    Spartan King Le

  2. Kalo film udah ngusung kebudayaan suatu wilayah/negara, pasti bakal ada aja yang criticizing. Bilangnya ga sesuai fakta lah, merendahkan lah, apa lah… Kadang kan kita ga bisa memastikan bahkan sejarah paling terpercaya sekalipun, coz we're not witnessed those histories ourselves.

    Artistiknya? Yep.. I agree with u bang..

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