300

Movie review from Nick at Nite.

300. Wow. A visually stunning masterpiece. Saw this last night at the dollar movie. Tuesday is fifty cent night. It is like they are paying you to go to the movie, which almost makes up for the three troublemakers that talked throughout the movie in the row behind me. Very impressive on the big screen. Battle carnage is just not the same on the small television in your house. 300, based on a comic book, tells the story of 300 Spartans who defended Sparta and Greece from the evil Persian empire. It is a very violent, sometimes cheesy, and always over-the-top film. It is not kid friendly. Some nudity, a rape, and tons of killing. It is also painfully clear from the portrayal of the valiant Spartans and the roguish, marauding Persians, why many in the Middle East are irate with the film. I give 300 an “A.”
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9 comments on “300

  1. […] but interesting film by Zach Snyder, who brought us the greatness of the Dawn of the Dead reboot, 300, and Watchmen (but who also brought us strangely titled kids film Legends of the Guardians: The […]

  2. […] in the years up to and including 479 B.C. It’s not quite as sensationalistic as the movie 300, but there are plenty of battles (well, including the Battle of Thermopylae, depicted in 300) and […]

  3. […] In my humble opinion, this is a very good popcorn movie.  Hats off to director Zack Snyder (300) for breathing new life into the blue tights and red […]

  4. […] Rise of an Empire  (C).  I kind of liked the first 300, a garish and gory spectacle in which Gerard Butler (The Ugly Truth) led 300 mighty Spartans […]

  5. […] is a beautiful movie to watch. Gorgeously rendered and choreographed. The same guy who brought you 300 (another awesome movie) did Watchmen up right. It’s a big, dense, long movie. It’s not […]

  6. […] if you want to know the whole story…  Directed by Zack Snyder, who would go on to direct 300 and Man of […]

  7. […] coalition of Greek city-states turned back the invading armies of the Persian Empire (see the movie 300 for a take on that war), there erupted a civil war among the Greeks that is still studied today. In […]

  8. […] folks will want to close their eyes, especially whenever Grendel is on the scene. But if you liked 300, you should like […]

  9. […] a washed-up F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce, Memento) and a macho Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West, 300).  And the always-welcome Laura Linney (Mr. Holmes) has a small part as Mrs. Perkins.  I thought […]

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