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Scraps: Would I be going too far to state that this is THE ultimate guy movie? Holy crap! I was completely blown away. Zack Snyder has created a stylized war epoch beyond compare in this humble reviewer's opinion.
I was a bit leery of 300 because of the effects. I'm not a big fan of the "slow the film down for dramatic effect and then speed it up" style, but the way it was used here was spot-on. The CGI effects were amazing, and every frame was breathtaking.
DJ: I still have been unable to pick my jaw off the floor. This is one of those rare films that you hear is good, but until you see if for yourself you truly have no clue. It is the most visually stunning film I've seen in ages. From the wall of grout and bodies to the vast battlefield filled with thousands of soldiers, this truly is stunning.
Rufus: In case anyone is wondering, I am a man and this is a man's movie to the nth' degree. Of course I dug it! Now, many critics have been talking about the historical aspect has taken some liberties. All I can say is, "No Shit". This is a comic movie based on history and I wouldn't want it any other way. Everything about this movie was a work of art. When you can watch a woman dip her hands in water in slow motion and still think that is cool, then you know you have a piece of art.
Scraps: Yes, there are some, how shall we say, liberties, taken with the historical information, but it's not a period piece, it's a violent, action packed, testosterone pumping war flick beyond compare. The action starts before the title rolls and keeps going until the credits start. Plot? Yeah, there's a little bit of that floating around here and there, but just enough for the context of the action sequences. And brother let me tell you, it is pure 100% eye candy. The blood flows fast and furious, the lines are delivered with gusto, and even the soundtrack gets you as a viewer worked up and completely hypnotized by the action.
I feel confident in saying that this has become THE movie for every guy in the world to own, knocking "Fight Club" from its throne. It's simply badass.
I did mention a plot...while I surf the high from the flick and gnaw on a raw steak, anyone care to shed some light on the story?
DJ: In a nutshell, the Persians were in the process of conquering the known world. Their path led them to Greece, more specifically, Sparta. The Persians send a delegation to Sparta to demand that they submit to Persian rule. Yeah right. Lets just say this meeting does not go amicably.
Rufus: Brilliantly put DJ. Short and sweet. 300 is Braveheart with all the talkiness taken out. This is pure adrenaline battle with some monsters, major artwork scenes and some kick ass brutal swordplay. Now, we keep talking about this being a man's flick. Well, I have to say that a woman watching this will still dig it. The scenes were very artistic and the men...well, needless to say I need to go to the gym.
For me when the movie was over, I grabbed a blanket and wrapped it around my neck, put a pot on my head, picked up a sword and proceeded to beat my neighbor mercilessly for having his stereo too loud. All for Sparta of course.
Scraps: This flick has everything going for it. The effects are amazing, the cast was great, and while there's not a lot of nudity, what we do have is quite nice. I don't know what it is about the chilly air in Sparta, but in the one scene where Queen Gorgo and King Leonidas are having some quality time, you could cut diamonds with her nipples.
This was an easy 5 canner. It's the first Must Buy DVD I've seen in a long time, and almost demands multiple viewings.
DJ: I cannot find any flaws with any aspect of this film. The only way this could have been any manlier is if Chuck Norris showed up somewhere. Snyder even managed to throw some really decent nudity into the film. Going in, I would have never imagined their would be any nudity, and if there was, it would be gross medieval dirty nudity. He created what is probably the most patriotic love scene of all time. Nothing like talking about the glory of Sparta while making a baby.
Rufus: If I had any type of complaint then it would have been with the scenes of the senate. While not pointless, it just didn't go anywhere or give the movie any deeper level. In all reality, it took from the kick ass battle. Normally I would lower the cannage for this, however this one of the most artistically done, macho, testosterone driven ass kickin movies I've seen since Leonard Part 6. If you have a pair, you should own this movie. 5 cans!!
Added: Tuesday, April 03, 2007
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