Saturday, November 3, 2007

300? Nope, 301.

300300 -- That is, if you include King Leonidas of course. A lot of people have seen 300 and it's either they loved it, hated it or remained neutral when it came to their opinions about it. It's undeniable though that the action scenes are something that remains etched inside your head even after several months after watching the movie.

Yeah, the action scenes. Plus the really great CG created especially to fit the theme of the movie: dark and foreboding. It's something that can be fully appreciated on the big screen instead of watching it at home, unless you have one of those big screen TVs that only the filthy rich can afford.

Anyway, I've talked to some people who haven't seen 300. Bleh. You like missed half of your life.

Kidding aside, 300 is a movie adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same title. It's about King Leonidas who goes to war with 300 of his best Spartan men against the Persian Army (who are said to be in the millions or something). The Persians' god-king, Xerxes, wanted to invade Sparta because of the latter's insubordination. The whole movie just centers around the brief preparation of war, the great extent of the actual war that lasted around 3 days, and the aftermath of the war.

A cool thing about 300 is that it's based on a real war between the Spartans and the Persians. What I'm talking about is that this war, King Leonidas and Xerxes did exist in real life. The Battle of Thermopylae is a battle between Leonidas with a few hundred of his men against hundreds of thousands of Persians led by Xerxes.

Enough about history. 300 is a movie for anyone above the age of 20. Lol. Above 13, maybe. It's pure violence and you wouldn't want your kid saying that you're just like Xerxes (because you order him around too much). Well, I'm sure anyone would enjoy it, even just for the action scenes.