300 Movie Review
By Michael Stewart
March 9, 2007 - 05:47
Starring: Gerard Butler(King Leonidas), Lena Headey(Queen Gorgo), David Wenham(Dilios), Dominic West(Theron)
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Running Time: 117 mins
The mainly young male audience rushed into the theatre, father's brought their sons, even some daughters.
When the previews ended the audience roared as the film logo's rolled.
They would soon know... that few stood against many...
The story unfolds in ancient Greece, pretell this is a graphic novel adaption from Frank Miller's top selling "300". The visual anatomy of this film is astounding. I have seen similiar graphical styles, nay, I have seen only hints of what this film presents.
The battle scenes are joyous dances of death that portray the elite Spartan soldiers as skillful and masterful heroes that are dedicated to their precious homelands.
The brave king Leonidas is the type of leader that you would fight for, and die for if you were in his Spartan army. The dialogue has meaning and inspiration for anyone who hears it.
Saying that this movie is "Troy" and "Gladiator" on steroids is an understatement.
Zack Snyder(director) brought Frank Miller's graphic novel to epic life!!!
This movie in my eyes has brought film-making to new heights. How will hollywood top this one?
Official Web Site
Kieron Gillen's Three #1 and Frank Miller's 300: History as Text in The Hands of The Writer
Frank Miller's 300