“Tell Sparta, stranger passing by,
That faithful to her laws we lie”-Epigram on the Greek monument at the site of the Battle of Thermopylae
I won tickets from irc-galleria to advance screening of 300 and as sworn Frank Miller fan boy I was full of excitement. Shame that movie itself wasn’t good as I expected. Don’t get me wrong though it was quite good it wasn’t great like movie adaptation of Sin City. Sin City was pious copy of comics but 300 was made with some changes and all most all of those were bit odd. For example: one fight scene what had some meaning was removed but there about five which were not in comic and disappointment for the ladies though there are 300 six packs in the movie, Spartans are wearing pants, so no 300 penises.
Overall cinematography and special effects were super-b though in some points they went bit over the edge. Especially the love scene between Leonidas and Queen Gorgo was hilarious. Normally the it is enough to show few short takes from the act but not in 300 … they did more positions than there are in average porn flick. Matrix style fight scenes have been seen so many times that they don’t impress so much anymore and there were plenty of those in the movie (with lots of dismembered body parts and gore!).
I am not going to spoil the story of the movie but if you are intrested wikipedia has good article from Battle of Thermopylae (300 is a historical movie (if you belive that persians had mutant ogres and battle rhinos)).
My points for the movie : 4/5 (and only because I am Frank Miller fanboy)
If you still haven´t seen the trailer check it out from YouTube – 300 trailer