Went to see 300 this weekend with friends. Movie is not for the squeamish or the faint of heart. Think Troy minus the love story or Kingdom of Heaven minus believability. What 300 offers you is a cinematic experience. A fantasy. Albeit a historically incorrect one. One can only stand in awe and marvel at the cinematography. I loved the black and white feel to the colored movie, I loved how the action sequences were filmed, I loved the effects of slowing down everything as you saw blood splatter (unrealistically) but for enhanced effect. The actors physiques were probably graphically enhanced, nobody is in this shape. Plus I’m impressed with what they did in terms of CGI and effects given that the whole movie was shot against a blue screen.
Putting aside that, the story itself leaves a lot to be desired. There hardly is a plot or dialogue worthy of mention. There was more politics involved in the making of this movie then there should have been. The whole West is righteous and East (Persians) are blasphemous monsters who don’t fight fair and are worthless warriors. USA is sending out a message to Iran. Only the message in the movie doesn’t mirror the reality. So I’m not sure what they hope to achieve.
For a well thought out review of the movie, click here.
If you are into politics or visuals go see it, else just go see “Music and Lyrics”, my friends claim it was a good 2 hours.