All those who will pay the ticket to see this movie,must be prepared not for a historic movie,but for a stylish battle movie. Finally a hunchback, who looks as if he is a silicon sex toy for the advanced user, sells out the Spartans and shows Xerxes a way round Thermopylae. The human cast are entirely secondary to the main aim which is to show lots of people slaughtering lots of other people. I had chills and goosebumps virtually the entire film. They either love it with passion calling it an epic movie of the 21th century, or hate it even more and throw it off like a piece of garbage consisting of mindless action and silly cliche phrases. What is more important, to portray a fictional setting for the sake of giving people a mind blowing visual experience or to amuse and amaze them with clever plot twists and intelligent dialogs? I then went into the theater on opening night with no knowledge of the plot.
Now that's fine and all, but does that all make of the film? The slow motion action is what really delivers. That is not the way. If you are easily impressed by beautiful landscapes, wonderful camera-work and editing and powerful acting then go see this. Of course it could be debated that this movie was never intended in the first place to have a unique plot that makes your head spin. Every battle, every scene of the movie had me at the tip of my chair. This is just like another Frank Miller picture, Sin City. Answer:You improve what old filmmakers couldn't:Graphics.
And more are like to follow. It's the best comedy this year. Is it worth watching or what? We will surely see more of him in the upcoming years. But I could imagine why other people did. How can this be a pro-Bush statement? We are given lots of campy dialog and some good humor here and there that works.
This is like a ballet of blood done so nicely. Oh dear god this is bad. I feel reluctant to take a position in this argument. We got examples from Alexander and Kingdom of Heaven. Normally it's tolerable to weigh out both sides of this matter to result in a fair judgment about a movie. The point is to make the comic book come to life.
The dialogs are simple and most often talk about moral values like freedom and honor. It'll leave you in awe. Whatever happened to enjoying a movie simply because it is entertaining and pleasing to to the eye? Kudos to Zack Snyder,who came from nowhere and has,already from Dawn of the Dead,proved that he is a brilliant and capable director. Hail for 300,the Evolution of Epic Battles! Now, on to the politics, 300 has it's own politics, but it was also based on a comic book written back in 1998. Most noticeably is the camera work and the visual effects. Every shot seems like it was intended to be a work of art.
The colors, the characters, the costumes, the backgrounds. First lets analyze what exactly this film is made of. I enjoyed this movie so much, but I know there will be people that will pass of as rubbish, and that's understandable. I did not one single moment felt like the movie lacked anything. That's to say about a lot of movies in general of course, but this one in particular brings up a big clashing point between critics; What do we want to see in our movies? The story on the other hand isn't very complicated, in the sense that the whole movie could probably be described in a sentence or two. But how can you make a new movie,for the audience to like,without recycling old material? I'd rather die in honor then live in shame! What are you waiting for? This is not racist either.
This is all about the action and it's Spartans. On the other hand the plot and dialogs are of the most simplistic and quite frankly dumb kind. . I know I'm not as well spoken as many who have posted here. The anger in his eyes,the fury in his voice and the violence in his actions really reminded an ancient Greek king ,but I won't ruin it for you. Maybe I'm crazy, but I thought the whole movie was very sexy and passionate, whether it was the sex scene, a battle scene, or Leonidis addressing his men. Both sides do some flexing before getting down to the fighting.
During the big fights you'll also instantly notice the unique editing. There is so much to see, so much power in the way this comic is translated to the big screen. The Persians roll out the most farcical military units they can think of and contrive to get themselves slaughtered very cinematically. A giant, some elephants and a guy with blades for arms who looks as if he should be auditioning for the next Clive Barker movie who we sadly never see fighting. The action needless to say is satisfying.
Ben Hur,Braveheart,Gladiator,Spartacus and perhaps even Troy are only some of the epic movies that gave the audience so big thrills that they cannot be repeated. I was really surprised that there weren't some orcs and maybe a cave troll or two. I just wanted to be entertained! If you would look at the script, it would probably look like another movie that has nothing more to offer then idealistic visions of how life should be. Ignore the naysayers and enjoy. However, you are looking for a good story, clever plot twists, some innovating to the world of the movies then skip this. I was absolutely blown away. Basically, the whole thing is just one epic fighting scene after another.
On the one hand the visual are surely among the best to be witnessed in a movie. This is based on a graphic novel, similar to a movie made back in 1962, and is inspired by the battle in 480 B. Everything from the strong acting to the wondrous visuals to the war-shouts of the soldiers was just so stunning. From the second the movie started it grabbed me and didn't let go. But always remember that this is a movie that is based on a graphic novel and is by no means a faithful depiction of what really happened in Thermopylae in 480 B.