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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


Finally after months of anticipation and countless viewings of the movie trailer. I watched the first midnight showing just as it turned March 9th; I bought my tickets 12 hours prior, and it was worth it!

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.

Dedicated fans of history shouldn't percieve this movie analitically, but to keep an open mind for what you are about to see.

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.

Blood is shown in a very 2-dimensional manner, but not in such a way to make it unbelievable. It is beautiful, every swing, every slash of the sword. Every drop of blood is filled with style.

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?

Fans who have read the graphic novel will not be dissapointed. I read it, this movie is the graphic novel, but displayed in the best way possible. There are a few fatastical creatures in here, however I won't spoil the fun. Now go watch "300"!!!!!!!

The best film I have ever seen! No Lie!


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