Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.
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Frank Miller is a stellar talent in the comic book world and this brought Zack Snyder to the forefront of inspired directorial visionaries that would prove his love for the source material for his following films (which is why I have full confidence in him tackling the man of steel). It’s hard to think that anyone could take Gerard Butlers place as the hardcore Spartan, King Leonidas. I read a review of this when it first came out comparing it to a great video game, in which each successive boss is an even better battle than the last one. I would have to agree with that, its fast paced and pulls no punches. It was also a great movie about not sitting with your head in the sand as your enemy seeks to completely wipe you out. Granted it’s correct history may have been only that there was someone called Leonidas in Sparta, it doesn’t take away from the fun you would have seeing this thing, especially if you’re an action junky who likes cinematography that treats the eye nicely.
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this movie was boring all the way through however there was a scene where gerard butler is standing in front of a bunch of dead soldiers. gerard butler is munching on an apple and one of his soldiers gingerly steps over the dead soldiers to speak to gerard butler. I NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD!!! this was a funny scene although it was not intended to be funny.
the scene reminded me of monty python. if not for that scene i would have turned the movie off. the movie sucked.
I managed to get a hold of this movie disk thanks to my father's friend. I did not even want to watch this movie at first basically i knew it was filled with blood and it is NC16. But of course, my brother forced me to watch it. At the beggining of the movie, i just basically covered my ears and eyes. But after seeing the always popular "This is Sparta!" thing, I decided to watch it WITHOUT covering my ears or eyes. It was really good. Just about everything is good. Watch it if you can. It will be worth your time.
Director Zack Snyder has done a great job both story and cinematic wise. This movie happens to be my favorite movie so my opinion is not one of the best.
The story is based on the graphic novel by Miller.
I have seen this movie several times and each time no matter how much knowledge i have of this movie it just keeps pulling me back in. The emotion of this movie runs so deep that it truly does blind you from what else is happening around you. The story is a brilliant clash with great directing. This movie for me will not get old nor will i get tired of it.
I would say see it if you havent and if you have see it again. This movie is well worth your time.