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300 (2007 film)

149 Ratings: 3.1
An fantasy-action film directed by Zack Snyder and based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.

Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, 300 takes over the screen like an invading horde. With all the gushing blood of a horror movie and the scope of a classic epic, the second film from Zack Snyder (who helmed the 2004 remake of … see full wiki

Director: Zack Snyder
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Release Date: March 9, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
25 reviews about 300 (2007 film)
review by . November 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    It isn't historically accurate or relevant, and it's decidedly silly; but there's just something about Zack Snyder's big-screen adaptation of the Frank Miller comic book "300" that appeals to me right off the bat. It's the kind of movie that bothers just as many as it entertains; a critically divisive action movie that just barely passes as art in its genre. Quite a few readers will probably find it laughably shallow, but there's a charm to Snyder's style; …
Quick Tip by . November 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Ive been contemplating weather to make this a review of a quick tip, looking at the type of Movie 300 is I think a Quick tip would be better. Now onto the micro review.      As we all know 300 is a stylistic retelling of the the famous Spartan battle of  Thermopylae were 300 Spartans held back  half a Million Persian troops.      Like I said the day I finished watching the DVD, "I don't care if its historically inaccurate, 300 is one …
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
300 Spartans Delivers the Goods
Based on the comic book by Frank Miller, the movie 300 is an epic Tale of 300 Spartans and numerous other Greeks battle against Xerxes and his mega army of Persia. The battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, shows the strength, honor and sheer fighting power that once was the Spartan men. The story being told Through the ages and in many different ways is truly made historic by Frank Miller's story telling.      While not a fan of comic books, or movies that look like comic books …
review by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
 300 is quite the confused movie. There are times when its unoriginality is glaring, like in a scene stolen to a tee straight from the finale of Gladiator, juxtaposing the death of our hero King Leonidas with images of his young son and wife running in a dark field of grain. Then there are times when it tries so hard to be unique it’s ludicrous, such as a scene in a Persian army camp where totally inexplicable things are going on including, but not limited to, a near-orgy, a squirming …
review by . July 02, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
1 of the BEST!!
What Pompted You to write a Review?  This is one of the best movies I have seen in my life.  Not only are the graphics excelent but the whole story line was good.  I like how it has some real life events of how the Spartans were.        How was the Plot, Acting, Direction?  The plot made sense and I don't think it could have been better and that is probaly due to the excelent acting and directing.        Were You ENTERTAINED?  …
review by . December 17, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Madness?... THIS IS SPARTA!!
The 300 Spartans is based on the battle of Thermopylae between the Persian empire and Greece. Mainly Athens and 300 Spartan Hoplites against the entire Persian empire. The Persians were lead by Xerxes the Great who Persians believed to be a man god. The Greek City States were lead by King Leonidas of Sparta. Although a mere man, King Leonidas was a warrior in every sense of the word! Xerxes the Great was continuing a war with Greece that had been initiated by his father, Darius the Great.    …
review by . August 28, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
This is perhaps the film that really made Zack Snyder well known.  It's what put him in the minds of many movie goers.  And it put him in my mind too, but not for the exact same reasons.  When I saw 300 for the first time, my first thought was that it was a very stylistic looking film that was filled with a lot of cool, flashy special effects, beautiful choreographed battle sequences.  In short, it was a film that looked good.  But being someone who also enjoys getting some …
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Cinematography was great but not too big of a fan of the plot
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This...is...BORING! I just never got into 300 as much as my friends, though I appreciate the effort they gave it.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Bloody good time in this war thriller with lots and lots of half naked men killing each other!
Quick Tip by . May 22, 2010
mindless action. Excellent visual effects.
review by . December 22, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Bronze, Brawn, and Blood!
WARNING: This film contains brutal, graphic, stylized action/violence, sexuality/partial nudity, and fascist ideologies.      Based upon Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name, 300 is the bloody story of King Leonidas who lead three hundred of his bravest Spartan warriors into battle against overwhelming odds. The film is an impressive exercise in the use of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and was made on a relatively small budget. Technically the film is an …
review by . October 30, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
300 (Widescreen Edition)
I haven't read the graphic novel so this review is based solely on the presentation of the movie.     The Spartans of Greece want to keep to their ways, keep their freedom and land and way of life without the interference of the Persians. But here come the Persians anyway. After told by the wise men and the Oracle (consisting of lepers and a drunken adolescent girl) that there would be no war, the King of Sparta "takes a walk" with 300 of his finest warriors "as bodyguards". …
review by . November 01, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
A graphic novel comes to life   Awash with bloody splendor   Testosterone fuels the cry   No retreat, No surrender!     Spartans groom their toughest men   Picked from the day they're born   When challenged by the Persian king   They counter it with scorn     The Oracle says not to fight   So say the corrupt priests   You cannot stop our festival   To go and fight like …
review by . August 19, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
300 was a huge success, due largely in part to the splendid CGI backgrounds and limitless display of bloodshed. I was caught up in its success for several months before I watched it a few more times asking "is it really that good?" Although it will appeal to fans of the graphic novel, and mainstream action moviegoers when you pick it apart on a critical level you'll see how it fails to compare to other epics based on similar time periods. In no way those this rock `em sock `em action joy ride hold …
review by . March 04, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Visually impressive, this film captures the comic book elements of its source brilliantly. But as a tale of the Spartan stand against the Persians it is woefully unhistoric and overwrought. The Spartans are nearly all ferocious superheroes, not men at all in the ordinary sense, and they are all lovers of "freedom." They are "drawn" (perhaps visually enhanced is a better way of putting it) with muscles on top of muscles and they are courageous and dauntless to a man. Against them are ranged the inhuman …
review by . February 08, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
War is something that has been around since the existence of man, we as a species are naturally violent and although some people will disagree. To an extent war and violence is beautiful, depending on how it is portrayed and 300 is one of them films that portrays war in its greatest beauty. The beauty of the war told in this film is the beauty that only 300 men defended their land against the invasion of The Persian King Xerxes and his army of men almost 20 times as big. The defending of a kings …
review by . November 21, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Spectacular achievement in "capturing" the essence of the graphic novel in cinematography! Juggling stillness and motion! Encasing little vignettes of human beings - the very understated meeting between the two Greek forces on the road, for instance - within the superhuman epic setting. There is something of Homer in it.    Having said what I could in admiration of 300, now I can declare that I hated it. It's trash. It's meant to be trashy, a glitzy slather of masturb_tory illusion …
review by . March 20, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: No chick flick stuff!     Cons: Ending needed work     The Bottom Line: An epic without the drama of an epic. It just rushes right at you!     Oh my my my. The groundhogs must have been hung over on their day this year. Not only did they miss their shadows, they never went outside at all. It's only March and we're already in the middle of the summer. 300 may not be a part of the summer movie season according to the calendar, but timing …
review by . October 21, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Seriously excellent CGI special effects; suburb acting      Cons: None as far as I'm concerned     The Bottom Line: See this film; it is spectacularly graphic, grim, and beautiful.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. I am a student of history and so I was more than intrigued by the movie 300 (2006) the graphic novel retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae in Greece written by Fran Miller. The …
review by . September 01, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
"300" is based on a graphic novel by comic "it" man, Frank Miller. Miller based his graphic novel on a series of truly heroic events that happened during the battle of Thermopylae. Basically what you have here is a true story that sounds as if it is from a comic book getting the comic book treatment. That's what makes this film so great at times and so mundane at others. Director Zack Snyder knows how to guide an epic speech, as is done on a number of occasions in this film by King Leonidas (Gerard …
review by . August 18, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Awesome use of cinematography, coloring, great acting; well done!     Cons: Definitely not for everyone (violence and weirdness)     The Bottom Line: I'm telling you - Xerxes was a Goa'uld...     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I decided my sister and I needed to see a movie. Reno 911? Ghost Rider? We were a little torn until I read so many good reviews about 300. I’d been wary until then, …
review by . August 10, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Ah, the Spartans. Brutal. Violent. Pederastic (they loved their boys, and often, depsite the movie which has them dissing on Athens for that particularity). They were manly men. Not men in tights. But manly men never the less.    "300" is not a movie about history. It takes in the past, sure, but only in the same way that something like Excalibur takes plce in the past. It's not a movie set in the real world, but rather set in a world full of exaggerations. It's about these highly …
review by . March 10, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Great fight scenes, interesting cinematography, some decent effects     Cons: silly dialog, overuse of slow motion, too much reliance on style instead of substance     The Bottom Line: If you crave lots of gore and lots of style, but very little story, this is the film for you.     It’s been a while since I took Junior high history and studied the Spartans. What I do remember is that they were fierce warriors. Apparently Frank …
review by . March 22, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
I'm so glad I've seen this movie on big screen before it touch on DVD because it's just meant to be watch that way. I was totally bowled over by the visuals, the sound and the actors. The grainy and out of worldly color of the movie, helped in placating the faint hearted, to the scenes of decapitations, limbs flying off in different directions. The soundtrack was most apt. The rock music weaved seamlessly into the ancient setting of the movie quite magically. I've seen movies where they tried to …
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