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Anyone else see 300?

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 2:53 PM

SINGATE


I found it to be quite entertaining. For those who don't know it's based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name. (Note: the events of the story are based on a historical battle though Miller took some artistic license with the fantasy elements). The film features some of the best visuals I have seen in years. The fight scenes are beautifully done, with large doses of slow motion sequences. I've read some complaints that it was overdone but as others have pointed out it is often difficult to see everything that happens in a very fast action sequence.

This is mainly an action movie. Anyone who goes looking for a deep, thought provoking film with great dialogue and character development will be disappointed. There is a subplot involving political machinations which is probably fleshed out more in the printed version but on screen it seemed only to bridge the space between battles.

I only have two gripes with the film. First, the Persian king was an almost identical copy of Apophos(sp?) from SG1. Second, there is a traitor who just happens to be carrying the gold he was bribed with at a very convenient time.

I would definitely recommend this to people looking for some brain candy. And for the ladies there is plenty of eye candy...most of the Spartans are in amazing physical shape while sporting little more than loincloths and capes.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 2:59 PM

NAVYSEILS


Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
And for the ladies there is plenty of eye candy...most of the Spartans are in amazing physical shape while sporting little more than loincloths and capes.



It is for that very reason a lady friend of mine has demanded I take her see this movie when it comes out here. I will of course be happy to as it looks like a pretty good action film. I loved Sin City which was based on Miller's work, so hopefully I'll enjoy this too... And not be covered in drool from the girl next to me.

Sitting though the trailer was almost too much...

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 5:05 PM

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Good stuff. Gory, as expected, but I enjoyed it. Had sort of a LOTR feel to it, only darker.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 5:18 PM

BLACKBEANIE


It hasn't come out in Australia yet, but when it does I am *definatly* going to see it.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 5:25 PM

CAUSAL


Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
I only have two gripes with the film. First, the Persian king was an almost identical copy of Apophos(sp?) from SG1.







Right, virtually identical...

Oh, plus, here's the original from the graphic novel:



I doubt very much that Frank Miller ripped off Stargate--not to be overly disparaging, but he doesn't seem to need to go to such *ahem* pedestrian sources for inspiration.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 5:28 PM

CAUSAL


Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
There is a subplot involving political machinations which is probably fleshed out more in the printed version but on screen it seemed only to bridge the space between battles.



Oh, also: the political intrigue thing isn't even in the graphic novel. You should check it out, though: great stuff.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 6:02 PM

REGINAROADIE


Saw it. Loved it. THing that surprised me the most was the David Wenham (aka. the Friar from VAN HELSING) got to kick some serious ass as well as lead that 40,000 plus army at the very end.

I'm thinking of writing an OFFICE fanfic of Dwight's anticipation for the movie and how he sees the movie as slightly biographical. I'm thinking of having him drag Angela to the movie and how she becomes both repulsed and compelled at what she's seeing. And also have a funny aside of Dwight seeing Oscar and Gil there and be completely oblivious as to why they're there.

"Guess what I found out about Oscar tonight....HE REALLY LIKES FRANK MILLER!!!"

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 7:18 PM

EMPIREX


Just saw this tonight. Definitely WASN'T disappointed. It was incredible. Even though it was a bloody action movie, it was kind of beautiful to watch, in a way. And Gerard Butler's abs weren't too bad, either.

I'll be in my bunk.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 8:03 PM

OATH


I haven't seen the movie, but I do have the graphic novel. I like Frank's art.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 8:26 PM

SINGATE


Quote:

Originally posted by Causal:
I doubt very much that Frank Miller ripped off Stargate--not to be overly disparaging, but he doesn't seem to need to go to such *ahem* pedestrian sources for inspiration.



I didn't mean to imply he would have the need to ripoff anyone. It's just the first thing that popped into my head when Xerces appeared on screen. His speech reinforced the idea even further. Also, after that envoy bribed the politican didn't his eyes glow?

Edit: did anyone else see that sweet Spiderman 3 trailer? Coupled with the 7 minute clip at NBC.com Monday this movie is looking fantastic.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 8:38 PM

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lived the movie. Also loved the S3 trailer. first real look of venom.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:04 PM

DINKY


I just saw it tonight and I have it say it was definitely pretty awesome.

I have to agree with everything you said that disappointed you, Singate. The Persian gold on that traitor was really stupid.

But as for whoever said that the action sequences were so fast that it was hard to keep track is an idiot (I know you didn't say it, you read it). The action sequences were very well filmed and I can remember some awesome parts, like when the King is leading the 300 into battle, and he's killing quite a few soldiers, the motions that he takes to move forward is just awesome.

The only movie that I can remember was hard to see when it came to combat (or pretty much anything at all) was The Bourne Supremecy, I love shakey cam, but they WAAAAAY over did it throughout that ENTIRE movie; I couldn't see anything!

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Monday, March 12, 2007 1:40 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Saw it and loved it! I just knew I was going to like this film from the moment I first saw a trailer, but I was blown away by the movie.

The dark backgrounds and sky were in keeping with Miller's comic. This coupled with the almost insubstantial backdrops keep you focused on the characters and the story. The story of the 300 and the legendary significance of their sacrifice and what it means to modern day freedom and democracy are important themes I hope are not lost on those who see the movie.

Excellent film! Going to see it again this weekend with friends. Can't wait to buy the dvd.

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Monday, March 12, 2007 2:38 AM

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I saw it opening day (wanted to see it midnight showing, but oh well) and I just loved it! It is very much a big screen action movie, but the story behind it just so compelling. I'm actually glad they based it on the graphic novel. I don't know if it would have worked as well based on the actual story. The movie was so beautiful to watch, the shots were just amazing! I'm not gonna give anything away, but I enjoyed some of the parallels they had in the movie. I just loved how much courage can be shown, so few against so many. Such a good movie! I'm going to have to see it again.

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Monday, March 12, 2007 4:21 AM

GOTTHAMMER


I saw it last Wednesday and, being a fan of the comic for years, loved it!
When I heard, some years back, that there'd be a Sin City movie, I was annoyed that they weren't making a '300' movie, first...perhaps that's for the best, coz' this film is great!
My friends, who usually heckle and give annoying comments loudly while watching, were quite quiet...a sure sign that the movie was quite enjoyable.
I'm watching it again. Hmmm, who to drag...

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Monday, March 12, 2007 5:23 AM

BLACKSHAMROCK5


I was pretty much completely against seeing the movie and my boyfriend nearly dragged me there and how right he was(it pains me to say that ) The movie was so good the fight scenes were awesome and the guys abs and seeing it at the IMAX didnt hurt either

remember that a kick in the ass is a step forward

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Monday, March 12, 2007 1:39 PM

REGINAROADIE


You know, I have to say that with 300, it represents a bigger leap forward in digital filmmaking than previous attempts. Like with SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (and to a lesser degree SIN CITY and the Star Wars prequels), when it's perfectly obvious that they're acting in front of a green or blue screen and that everything around them is computer generated, it kinda takes you out of enjoying the picture when you realize that everything around them is fake.

But with 300, I read that the only thing that was shot on location was the horses riding into Sparta near the beginning of the movie. Everything else was CG. But with that in mind, I didn't notice. When I was watching this highly stylized movie, I didn't think about the CG world and all the sfx that went into it. I was totally immersed in the action and story. It just never occurred to me that everything I was seeing was mostly CG.

So I think that with that in mind (as well as the fact that something that should have cost hundreds of millions of dollars was only made for like $65 mil), I think it's gotten to the point where CG tech like this wont get in the way of old fashioned storytelling filmmaking.

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Monday, March 12, 2007 1:43 PM

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I saw the poster as I walked into Ghostrider. And I watched a show on the real 300 on History channel - Does that count?









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Monday, March 12, 2007 2:24 PM

CLIOMUSE


Hi 'roadie,

Now that is a fanfic I want to see. I love enthusiastic and oblivious Dwight.

My hubs and I really enjoyed the 300 for what it is, a comic come to life. I think Herodotus would have liked it too, history at the time being more story telling and than scholarship.

As for those of you commenting on the similarity of the costumes for Xerxes and Ra (as he is listed on IMDB) I'm sure both costume designers were going for that "god-king/over the top/lots of gold" look and both had lovely, exotic men to work with. I will admit I had the same reaction when I saw Xerxes for the first time. "Oh look, it's Jaye Davidson's much taller brother."

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Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:28 PM

SERENYTY


Eh.. I wanted to see this at first, but I'm... hesitant.

The thing is, I'm very much into Classics, Roman and Greek things. I'm starting to think about college decisions, and I'm most likely double majoring, with Classical studies being one major.

So, I know I'll overanalyze the whole thing and end up hating it. Plus, my Latin teacher's husband (who's a teacher too, and working on getting a doctorate, I believe, in Classics) hated it. So.. yeah.

I'll stick with the old, classic (but really cheesy) movie based on this historical event, The 300 Spartans.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:44 PM

JOSSISAGOD


If you're looking for historical accuracy, you may be dissapointed by "300." If you're looking for a DAMN GOOD MOVIE, as I was, "300" delivers!

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