300 movie review

In slow motion, blood and body parts spraying through the air, the movie shows dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands, of horrible deaths.

These people will presumably now redouble their commitment to historical sensitivity with another Holocaust Denial Conference.

300 movie analysis

Leonidas says, "A Spartan's strength is the warrior next to him. Getting to the more technical critique of the film: there was WAY too much post production, the writing and actor direction were HORRIBLE, there was zero character development, one-dimensional everything, everything was a caricature with no followable emotional track or realism, and so forth. Santoro's height in life: 6 feet, 2. There was no technique behind it. And what about Xerxes Rodrigo Santoro himself? And Snyder loves that slo-mo button, ramping the speed of the action up and down during the fight scenes, the better to move smoothly from kill to kill — a technique which, used sparingly, works beautifully, but is indulged too much during the otherwise storming middle act. I had a feeling that, whatever the historical reality of the Spartans' sexual conventions, the Spartan armourer here should have been working overtime running up the handbags necessary for the kind of martial contest for which this vast platoon of gym-bunnies is most obviously fitted. When they go into battle, their pep talks sound like the screams of drunken sports fans swarming onto the field. Officials of the Iranian government [] denounced the film. The director's choice to make the characters like football players or wrestlers, instead of increasing the power of the characters, made them incredibly fake and ineffective; whereas giving them moments of desperation, doubt, or any other realistic emotion could have lended to making them more powerful. At one point, when the Spartans trudge forward to engage their enemy, it sounds like one too, a raging torrent of testosterone that is as merciless in its stabbing delivery as the Spartans themselves. Combat feels dance-like in its choreography, alternating between real time and slow motion. They have Schwarzeneggerian biceps, and every last one of them, even the greybeards, wear well-defined six- packs on their abs. Paul Cartledge , Professor of Greek History at Cambridge University , advised the filmmakers on the pronunciation of Greek names, and said they "made good use" of his published work on Sparta.

Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtesa deformed Spartan outcast and traitor. Creatures were designed by Jordu Schell[18] and an animatronic wolf and thirteen animatronic horses were created. I was looking for more an evocation than a history lesson. They are a nasty bunch.

Getting to the more technical critique of the film: there was WAY too much post production, the writing and actor direction were HORRIBLE, there was zero character development, one-dimensional everything, everything was a caricature with no followable emotional track or realism, and so forth.

Fighting in nothing more than big pants, helmet and shield, there are more six-packs on show than at an Aussie off-licence, but they largely manage to convey hard-assedness rather than homoeroticism.

I had a feeling that, whatever the historical reality of the Spartans' sexual conventions, the Spartan armourer here should have been working overtime running up the handbags necessary for the kind of martial contest for which this vast platoon of gym-bunnies is most obviously fitted. The queen is greeted with derision by the Spartan ruling council, which normally would refuse to let any woman, even a queen, speak to them.

Theron's most abysmal act of wickedness, while the King is away, is to force himself upon Leonidas's queen, played in full spirited-filly mode by Lena Headey.

300 rise of an empire

Mar 11, Awesome!!! Chief among the latter stand the Spartans themselves, Butler and co. Pro-social Content. But that's only the first half of the sentence. Production[ edit ] Above: the film version of a panel from the graphic novel below Producer Gianni Nunnari was not the only person planning a film about the Battle of Thermopylae ; director Michael Mann already planned a film of the battle based on the book Gates of Fire. Many, many soldiers on either side die gruesomely. His Immortals are described as "Persian ghosts, hunters of men's souls. Language Colorfully worded insults like: "motherless dogs," "philosophers and boy-lovers," etc. Dying on Sparta's behalf is the highest possible honor, which yields statements such as Gorgo's words to her husband as he departs: "Come back with your shield or on it. He [represented] all that was best in me. These people will presumably now redouble their commitment to historical sensitivity with another Holocaust Denial Conference. Like the other warriors, he models an unattractive pair of trunks, looking like no one so much as the legendary s English wrestler Mick McManus, although Mick never had those twin slabs of pecs and the kind of ripped abs that come from 1, crunches a day - or at any rate a fair bit of digital tweaking in post-production. The site's critical consensus reads, "A simple-minded but visually exciting experience, full of blood, violence, and ready-made movie quotes. Battlefield valor and violence is glorified by the Spartans, who take no prisoners and show no mercy.

They talk, as I suggested, like pro wrestlers, touting the big showdown between Edge and The Undertaker. Pundits might be pretty quick to invoke Leni Riefenstahl in connection with this movie, and certainly Nazi Germany did indeed have a belligerent-sentimental soft spot for the Spartans at Thermopylae.

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