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The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual style faithfully recreated in an intense blend of live-action and CGI animation. Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, it depicts the titanic clash in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Experience history at swordpoint. And moviemaking with a cutting edge.
Is the price really right??????
Okay, where is the incentive to buy something I can get a physical copy for cheaper??? My local store is selling the film at £5, with some places selling as a retro for £3. Where is the incentive guys?? We are using less material, there are next to no overheads for the sale, so why are we paying more!!!! Too many middlemen taking a slice!!!!!
That 300 pays tribute to the honour of the fabled 300 handpicked warriors of a prototype communist state called Sparta is, to my mind, a great achievement. Any movie that manages to capture any amount of the Victorian esprit de corps is worthy of note. The Spartans did indeed live in a state of battle-readiness, even their womenfolk fought; as this film evokes though does not quite fully embrace. As for admonishments about the six-packs, or the grotesqueness of the Persian foe such things are offered up as part of an overall style. The film is about the honour and duty of these brave warriors. The battle of Thermopylae actually happened and is an inspiration to anyone looking for courage and a determination to self-rule, regardless of the price. I love this film for the simple reason that heroic myth/storytelling from the Greek past has always fascinated and compelled me and this is one of the few rare movies that has encapsulated that essence of sheer mythic heroism. Gerard Butler chews the scenery as King Leonidas, and gives the role a punchy, almost leftfield, swagger. I actually believe that he could in fact convince 299 of the best and bravest take arms against a veritable sea of foes. Such simple sentiment must be as true today as it was then. Let's hope so at any rate. As good as Leonidas- is his stalwart companion none other than Farimir (from Lord of the Rings) what more could you ask for. Hopefully now someone, somewhere will make amends for Troy (The Iliad), and who knows we may even get a decent Odysseus rather than some made for tv thing.
Good On Ipod ???
i saw this film at the cinema 3 times, sad i know, but the point is that this film altho is good on a big screen, cant be that great on an ipod screen i wouldnt buy it to watch on my ipod, but i would for my appletv, prices are okay aswell !
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2007
- © 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.