Unlike the English football team, however, they offered a remarkable display of mettle — and indeed metal — against an army hundreds of times their size. The style of narration, I think, is another key ingredient in the 300 movie separating it from other sword and sandal movies. Ephialtes acknowledges and regrets his betrayal shamefully, and welcomes death. I suggest we all make a virtual fire in our mind in which we'll burn 300. I do however believe that a movie of this caliber still could have done well without a sex scene. Zack Snyder adapted s graphic novel, while Noam Murro directed. And that was great; it eased the tension.
That scared me a bit. It was filmed mostly with a technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book. Fatal wounds that slowly leak blood spatters in the air, decapitated heads traveling in slow-motion across the screen. Nowhere among the historical data that remains of the time of Xerxes and ancient Persian empires, do we come across any reference that shows those kings and soldiers as monsters with body-piercing, armors, facial features and demonic behavior that seem to have sprung out from the dungeons of hell. The Ephors consult , who decrees that Sparta will not go to war during the. Archived from on August 11, 2007. This new Blu-ray Disc is encased in a 40-page Digibook and includes all the extras from the original release as well as some new ones.
Still, much like a football match between England and Brazil, 300 vs. I can assure you that the film is action-packed. In December 2007, 300 won 's Movie of the Year 2007, along with Best Comic Book Adaptation and King Leonidas as Favorite Character. The inaccurate and derogatory depiction of ancient Persians that according to all historical data conducted warfare with mastery and dignity, and looked nothing like science-fictional monsters, is a depiction of how movie studios and authors sacrifice historical accuracy for would-be profits. The trailers have been credited with igniting interest in the film and contributing to its box-office success. Visually stunning, thoroughly belligerent and as shallow as a pygmys paddling pool, this is a whole heap of style tinged with just a smidgen of substance. However, you are looking for a good story, clever plot twists, some innovating to the world of the movies then skip this.
It's not like the director took word for word Frank, honestly you're pathetic. Like the comic book, the adaptation also used the character Dilios as a narrator. If you are easily impressed by beautiful landscapes, wonderful camera-work and editing and powerful acting then go see this. The dialogue was bar none pathetic. Adapted from a graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, it offers up a bombastic spectacle of honor and betrayal, rendered in images that might have been airbrushed onto a customized van sometime in the late 1970s. Reviewed by: The much awaited sequel to the first 300 movie is out, 300 Rise of an Empire. The story is fun and the battles are so well choreographed that it goes beyond impressive.
Archived from on December 25, 2007. The director's choice to make the characters like football players or wrestlers, instead of increasing the power of the characters, made them incredibly fake and ineffective; whereas giving them moments of desperation, doubt, or any other realistic emotion could have lended to making them more powerful. First, if you assume every movie is made simply to uppercut some sort of ideology into the audience's chest, then yes, it does seem very racist, xenophobic, and the like. He embodies the great king. In Athens, Xerxes's army is laying waste when Ephialtes arrives to deliver Themistocles' message. What those warriors achieved in life and lots of death still echoes through eternity.
If you add a talking dragon to a King Arthur movie, there should be some explanation as to why it is there, and if it breathes flying sheep instead of fire then it contradicts the common conception of a dragon. This film isn't for all people. Also, given the filmís overt theme of nationalism, few will find it surprising that original comic-book creator Frank Miller has returned in executive-producer capacity as well. Too cowardly to challenge Leonidas man to man, he fixes his attention on Queen Gorgo Lena Headey , a loyal wife and Spartan patriot who fights the good fight on the home front. As the film portrays, this ancient mindset was often forged in conjunction with death, battle, and sacrifice. This film single-handedly mocks millions, millions of people. It's fine to make violent films.
I'm half Greek and love action and comics, so I was superbly amped. Another woman is topless in a brief scene, and many chiseled, musclebound men are shown shirtless throughout. I went in expecting it to be my fav. Since it's a product of the post-ideological, post- 21st century, 300 will instead be talked about as a technical achievement, the next blip on the increasingly blurry line between movies and video games. What I liked about the movie the most was its visual part. This can be seen in the blade work and the signature use of the off hand by in the offensive use of the shields.
And since we're on the subject of not-so-subtle subtext, did anyone notice the fact that Xerxes' private collection of monstrosities included a lesbian couple or two? The cast includes , , , , , and reprising their roles from the first film, alongside , , , and. In Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino plays out a scene with Uma Thurman defeating a bunch of ninjas in a way where the viewer is disconnected from reality but is in awe of the cinematic technique of the film. It is as if the casting director went to Gold's Gym for the casting. 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. Archived from on September 2, 2009. And maybe the flames will be so big it will enlighten Hollywood once and for all. Archived from on March 10, 2007.