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Anybody see 300 ?

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Monday, June 9, 2008 7:31 AM

JONGSSTRAW



I saw it on DVD over the weekend, and liked it a lot. Some amazing imagery...a visual feast. Anybody see it? What'd ya think?

Lena Heady, aka Sarah Connor, has a role as the Queen, as she actually shows some good acting.


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Monday, June 9, 2008 7:40 AM

TATERTOT


I did! I loved it! It was alittle lame but still excellent! I love how they made it too look like a comic book.


This is Sparta!!!!!




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Monday, June 9, 2008 8:16 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


Slick, stylish, visually gorgeous, lots of blood, excellent fight choreography, loved the humour and thought that Gerard Butler was funny, intense and had great screen presence.

Also, it was the first time that I saw Lena Heady, before she appeared in The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I really liked her role in that movie. She had a strong part.

It was nice to see Michael Fassbender as part of the supporting cast. I hadn't seen him on screen since the short lived UK supernatural drama 'Hex.' The guy was so charismatic and evil on that.

Yeah.. I really liked the movie. In fact, I haven't seen it in a while. Methinks I'll whack it into the DvD player tonight.



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Monday, June 9, 2008 8:37 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Quote:

Originally posted by tatertot:
I did! I loved it! It was a little lame but still excellent! I love how they made it too look like a comic book.


This is Sparta!!!!!


There were a few times it was hard to tell what was "real" and what was cgi. Where did they find all those 6-pack abs guys? Not in my neighborhood! The 2 coolest things for me were the arrows blackening the sky as they arched over, and the initial appearance of Xerxes being carried in that enormous throne on the backs of slaves.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 8:40 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Quote:

Originally posted by CosmicFugitive:
Slick, stylish, visually gorgeous, lots of blood, excellent fight choreography, loved the humour and thought that Gerard Butler was funny, intense and had great screen presence.

Also, it was the first time that I saw Lena Heady, before she appeared in The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I really liked her role in that movie. She had a strong part.

It was nice to see Michael Fassbender as part of the supporting cast. I hadn't seen him on screen since the short lived UK supernatural drama 'Hex.' The guy was so charismatic and evil on that.

Yeah.. I really liked the movie. In fact, I haven't seen it in a while. Methinks I'll whack it into the DvD player tonight.





I feel the same......in fact, with so many stunning visuals, it almost qualifies as science fiction for me. Thanks for your response.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 10:33 AM

SIGMANUNKI


Indeed a great movie. It was nice to see something a little different.


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Originally posted by Jongsstraw:

Where did they find all those 6-pack abs guys? Not in my neighborhood!




I highly doubt that they all had 6-packs. Most likely, there was body make-up and lighting/cg/etc to achieve the effects.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 11:07 AM

CITIZEN


One of the most historically accurate Hollywood films in a long time.



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Monday, June 9, 2008 12:42 PM

RIVERLOVE


Quote:

Originally posted by CosmicFugitive:]Slick, stylish, visually gorgeous, lots of blood, excellent fight choreography, loved the humour and thought that Gerard Butler was funny, intense and had great screen presence.

I love this movie! When you watch Butler's performance a few times you realize just how perfect it was, and that maybe no one around could have done it any better. Much like Nathan as Mal, or Shatner as Kirk, Gerard Butler is forever Leonides in my mind.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 2:42 PM

FLATTOP


Quote:

Originally posted by citizen:
One of the most historically accurate Hollywood films in a long time.



I enjoyed the heck out of this movie!

I'll agree that most of it was as historically accurate as you can get (many of the one-liners are even correct), but the fight sequences of the Spartans breaking ranks & wading into the oncoming waves of Persians - while visually stunning & a whole lot of fun - would not have happened. The Spartans held for as long as they did because they were the worlds first heavy infantry. Each man protected the man next to him, shields overlapped, spears thrusting from below while the second rank braced them & thrust spears from above. The Persian light infantry (no formations, little to no shields or armor) were shredded like meat in a grinder. I have no doubt that individual Spartans were a match for anyone in single combat, but their true superiority was their phalanx.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 8:50 PM

CITIZEN


I didn't say it was historically accurate, it wasn't, just that it was more so than most Hollywood offerings.



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Monday, June 9, 2008 9:09 PM

PIRATECAT


Awesome flick. It's a man's movie. But what woman would not love the end where Butler is hailed with arrows and his last words are of the queen. I liked the big giant fag as king. "Will fight in the shade". A dude at work has his dodge pickup tricked out in sparta colors. It was really tops watching it on the big screen.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 9:34 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


I loved this movie - saw it opening night the theatre was packed and everyone's reaction was truly amazing. As a matter of fact I feel sorry for those that didn't see it on the big movie screen, but I digress.

Visually stunning, sometimes hokey (I think intentionally so) and the fight scenes were wonderfully choreograpghed. Gerard Butler made for a very cool king and had great screen presence. Lena Heady had me saying who's this actress, she was equally as impressive as GB, and I believe she got the role in SCC because of her solid perf in 300.

Flattop is right about the Spartans poweress as warriors the secret to their success was their fighting style. What was also true was that the Spartans would raise certain young boys to become warriors from the age of 7. It was a part of the society.

Great movie!!!

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Monday, June 9, 2008 10:45 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Those 6 packs were real. The actors all had gobs of physical training, both for the skimpy style clothing to show off the abs, and also to weild the weapons believably. There were gobs of Articles in training magazines about the routines they all had to do. One of the reasons so few heavy actors were willing to partake in the film.

Greek/Spartan King Leonidas with the Scottish accent? Almost funny, but he pulled it off - for American audiences. But do mediteranian or British audiences think it believeable?

With Transformers, hard to decide which was the best film of last year.
A Pity they aren't making the sequel.

The biggest delay was the year of SFX after all principle filming was complete.
Already fan of Lena, and that David dude from LotR, but all did well.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:09 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


Quote:

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Greek/Spartan King Leonidas with the Irish Brogue accent? Almost funny, but he pulled it off - for American audiences. But do mediteranian or British audiences think it believeable?



Gerard Butler is a Scottish lad. He's fae Glesgie(Glasgow.) The Scottish accent is commanding. He used his own accent, albeit ferociously, in the movie.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:59 AM

SPACEANJL


Gerard Butler was talking?

Well, I enjoyed it. And not just the muscles.

The bit that creeped me out was the oracle. But yay to the queen for gutting the treacherous rapist- bastard!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:01 PM

TRAVELER


Quote:

Originally posted by citizen:
One of the most historically accurate Hollywood films in a long time.






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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:56 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by CosmicFugitive:
Quote:

Jewelstaitefan wrote:

Greek/Spartan King Leonidas with the Irish Brogue accent? Almost funny, but he pulled it off - for American audiences. But do mediteranian or British audiences think it believeable?



Gerard Butler is a Scottish lad. He's fae Glesgie(Glasgow.) The Scottish accent is commanding. He used his own accent, albeit ferociously, in the movie.



Thanks for the correction. I failed to check that.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008 2:43 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Judging by the responses on this thread, I'd say that 300 was extremely well received by Firefly fans. Why can't we like anything that is actually popular?

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 11:38 AM

MSB


Hey all the spartans who came to D*C last year had real six packs ( mind they all admitted they'd spent 6 months at the gym and tanning to get into costume)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 10:56 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


jongsstraw:
With the 8th best opening weekend of 2007 (and even before Memorial Day), and the 10th Best Box Office of the entire year 2007, not sure how this is considered "not popular".

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