300

    4 July 2007, terribly early in the morning

I watched 300 over the weekend with my cousins. If you aren’t aware, the film is about the Battle of Thermopylae. Frank Miller’s take on the story is probably not what one would call, historically accurate, but it is certainly entertaining. Frank Miller has a very distinct style to his work, regardless of what he is writing about. Frank Miller’s work on Daredevil is similar to his work on Batman is similar to his work on Sin City is similar to his work on 300. It’s all macho men and not quite whorish women all mixed together with film noir style dialog. 300 takes place in ancient Greece, but the formula is the same. Xeres of the Persians is transformed into a Boy George like villain for the film. Visually 300 is stunning. I don’t think I’ve seen another movie quite like it. It has a very surreal look about it. Apparently the same crew that did the post-processing for Sin City worked on 300 as well. The movie is bloody and violent and awesome. I wish I watched this in the cinema.

The official 300 web site.

 

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