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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

To anyone criticizing the writing and/or directing...

This was an adaptation of a graphic novel "think comic book" that was based on a historical battle. Of course the focus will be on violence and visuals. The movie was filmed in front of a blue screen specifically so the highly stylized visuals of the graphic novel cou...
This was an adaptation of a graphic novel "think comic book" that was based on a historical battle. Of course the focus will be on violence and visuals. The movie was filmed in front of a blue screen specifically so the highly stylized visuals of the graphic novel could be duplicated. If you're looking for great writing, don't watch a war movie based on a comic book. Try a Coen Brothers film. What this does offer is very uniquely stylized visuals and a pretty faithful representation of the graphic novel, no doubt due in part to Frank Miller's involvement in the production of the movie. Again, 300 is a great action movie adopted from a graphic novel, NOT an Oscar winning screenplay. Watch it for the right reason and it is not disappointing.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

not to be used as evidence of hard work in the WGA strike

This movie was built on the work of stunt men and special effects people alone - no direction, no acting, and no writing. Gerard Butler, along with all the "actors" looked like a centerfold for gay porn. As a straight female I'm not attracted to that. After spending ...
This movie was built on the work of stunt men and special effects people alone - no direction, no acting, and no writing. Gerard Butler, along with all the "actors" looked like a centerfold for gay porn. As a straight female I'm not attracted to that. After spending hard-earned money to watch this movie in all its IMAX glory, I have to say I was frightened. Not by the movie. I was scared that the director and the vast majority of the audience are of age to vote in the coming presidential election. I was also left with the impression that "300" was the collective IQ of the people in the first 20 rows of the audience.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    not to be used as evidence of hard work in the WGA strike

    This movie was built on the work of stunt men and special effects people alone - no direction, no acting, and no writing. Gerard Butler, along with all the "actors" looked like a centerfold for gay porn. As a straight female I'm not attracted to that. After spending hard-earned money to watch this movie in all its IMAX glory, I have to say I was frightened. Not by the movie. I was scared that the director and the vast majority of the audience are of age to vote in the coming presidential election. I was also left with the impression that "300" was the collective IQ of the people in the first 20 rows of the audience.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Woof!

    Were we able to rate movies by dog biscuits instead of stars, I'd put this one at three or even four. Its origins as a graphic novel are visible everywhere, as is the movie- makers' ignorance of the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BCE. If you really want to learn about what happened at Thermopylae, and to have the heroism of that last stand by Leonidas and his bodyguard of 300 send chills up your spine, you're much better off watching and buying the History Channel's "Last Stand of the 300." It's real history, and none the less moving because it is.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Lots of effects, but that's about it 300 tells you a little abo

    Lots of effects, but that's about it

    300 tells you a little about Spartans and how they are selected and trained as warriors. King Leonidas takes 300 of the best warriors to fight the Persians supposedly against the wishes of the Oracle.

    There is no character arc and little story at all. It’s war with lots of visual and sound effects of slicing, dicing, and blood splatter. There were some scenes that I found disturbingly weird like the Persian king’s harem tent.

    If you’re into movies for effects, you might like it. If you like movies for the characters and storyline, you probably won’t.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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