Saturday, March 10, 2007
300 is a highly stylized film, depicting of the battle at Thermopylae in 480 BC ,where 300 Spartans square off against 100,000 Persians. The film is an adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel, based on this battle. The film style and color makes most of the scenes look like a comic book. It's an impressive visual. The testosterone runs rampant, right down to the Spartans talking shit to both the enemy and each other (which I thought was kind of funny). The battle scenes are incredibly violent, yet there are attempts at a story through scenes with the strong, beautiful queen. The audience I saw this with was predominantly male, and they all had huge smiles on their faces walking out of the the theater.