Friday, March 23, 2007
Movie Review: 300
You will not enjoy this. 300 the movie that is.
If you hate battles, bloodshed, nudity, gore, and especially if you are of Persian ancestry, I urge you to stay away from the movie.
This is no enmity to get into.
But if you are willing to walk into the theatre with unclouded eyes, then by all means buy that ticket, sit really tight and enjoy the visually stunning film.
“300” is the adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel and directed by the talented Zack Snyder.
The story is about an ancient battle that took place in Thermopylae where King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans warrior battled in glory and honour.
Their enemy is an invading army led by the self-proclaimed “King of Kings”, Xerxes.
His army is as numerous as it is insurmountable.
Courage is an understatement for the Spartans.
By impression to be all violent and gore, the movie is actually elemental in humanity and beauty.
It is story telling of enormous captivity, trilling and emotional.
This film is highly graphic with its amount of details in every scene.
CGI aside, notice the colours that were used to paint every mood.
Admire the camera angles that dynamically transform the idea on screen.
Do grasp tightly for the tension is compelling.
Greed, deceit, betrayal…
Arrogance, imprudence, valiant…
Slavery, mystic, lust and more…
Humanity is raw, beastly and loving.
Think not towards that this film as brainless fighting, making blood spills and amputations its entertainment.
Think towards an idea of mythology, fantasy, the ethos of graphic novels being skillfully crafted by its makers.
This film is not for the weak but for the brave.
Notice the minimal descriptive leads of the “300” story in this writing.
The concept of “300” is simple, but the execution is perfection.
And much saved for your viewing pleasure, if you dare.
Movie link: http://300themovie.warnerbros.com