Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Film Review - 300

Released: 2007
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Gerard Butler

Plot? What plot? More than the comic it was based on I can tell you that much! The original was 50 pages of naked Greeks who go off, have a fight and all die. The Spartan Queen is barely even in it.

How often do you hear of book to film adaptations where they'd actually ADDED stuff to the film instead of cutting it out? 300 was a great action film for boys and girls alike. All those airbrushed abs and beards for the ladies, and Persians getting decapitated for the blokes.

With a film like this you don't really need a plot, but Snyder has shoe-horned one in here anyway and added some drama with the Queen and the Senate to give the action a bit of a break. Well done that man.

It's a visual feast of action and gore, but beyond that is has very little merit


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