Tuesday, February 23, 2016

300 (2006)

Director: Zack Snyder

Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Michael Fassbender, Rodrigo Santoro

The massive army of the Persian Empire is sweeping across the globe, crushing every force that dares stand in its path. When a Persian envoy arrives in Sparta offering King Leonidas power over all of Greece if he will only bow to the will of the all powerful Xerxes, the strong-willed leader assembles a small army comprised of his empire's best fighters and marches off to battle. Though they have virtually no hope of defeating Xerxes' intimidating battalion, Leonidas' men soldier on, intent on letting it be known they will bow to no man but their king. Meanwhile, back in Sparta, the loyal Queen Gorgo attempts to convince both the skeptical council and the devious Theron to send more troops despite the fact that many view Leonidas' unsanctioned war march as a serious transgression. As Xerxes' fearsome "immortals" draw near, a few noble Greeks vow to assist the Spartans on the battlefield. When King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors fell to the overwhelming Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae, the fearless actions of the noble fighters inspired all of Greece to stand up against their Persian enemy and wage the battle that would ultimately give birth to the modern concept of democracy.

This movie was a big long gladiator battle. The movie itself looked amazing. It looked like all of this movie was shot on located in that time period. I know a lot of the movie was filmed on a green screen. It worked out so well. The camera work kept with the same theme as all of the Sin City movies. It was mainly about how cool and slick this movie was.

There was not much of a storyline at all. It was about honor and being together as one in battle. That is all. You would think that it would be difficult to make a movie about so little, but they did it. It is a subject that still runs through history, but with every decade the idea of working as one slowly fades away. This movie bring back that concept of one, so that future generations will remember how men use to behave. Men were men, not trendy fools.

This is a great movie that you could rewatch. The camera work alone is worth taking a second look at. Enjoy.

300 (2006) Trailer

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