Monday, March 12, 2007

Spartans !! Tonite We Dine.. in Hell !!!

I dont exactly remember the date, but it was atleast one month back. I was rummaging through rotten tomatoes ( actually browsing through , which by the way is one of the best movie sites you'll find ) that I came across a reference to a movie titled "300". I remember it was mentioned as 'highly anticipated'. Well, it was the first time I was hearing about the movie, and I was not about to take their word for it. Besides, "300" felt like an odd title for a movie. Now, if they couldnt find a decent name for it, how good the movie can be.

Ofcourse I was, as most of the time, dead wrong. Right now, I cant think of a better title for this movie. Before I get on with it, take a look at this:

Now all the people in the world can be divided into two: Those who liked the pic, and those who dont. A more familiar classification would be boys, and girls, in that order.

Now that I have my tartget audience in sight, let me put it straight and simple:
This movie kicks the butt of any epic action movie ever made, except maybe Gladiator. But then I cant even start to compare those two. Gladiator was gritty, realistic, sentimental. But this one is an out and out entertainer. The plot is unrealistic, the battle scenes are choreographed in slow motion. If you dont know any better, this film is a frame by frame copy of Frank Miller's graphic novel by the same name. Frank -who ?? Maybe 300 is not for you.

This movie is.. well, different. Here -check out some more (Thx, RT, for not suing me ):

The movie was hyped up like anything all these days, and at the time of writing this, its already released in US, and the 300 soldiers are ruthlessly annililating all other movies which were unfortunate enough to be runnung at the same time.

In case you need it, this is a plot synopsis:
Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller's (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.

Thats just the official version. Basically they just needed a reason to make 300 good looking men ( with super cool abs) fight wave after wave of enemies. Its almost like a video game.I know that I am sounding a little foolish as I havent watched the movie yet. But I do have the HD trailer with me. Both of them. There's something cool about ancient Spartan warriors fighting while heavy metal music plays in the background.

Heres the link where you can download the trailers :
(get the last one - the original trailer, i feel its the best)

Have fun watching it.. be sure to turn up your volume to the ".. are you nuts ??!!" level before you play it.

See ya in Hell !!!
I cant wait to watch it in theatre and then write a post about how good it is !!
/insert devilish glee


Anonymous said...

I "condemn" your prejudice against girls choice

Sandee said...

Hmm an anonymous post..
could it be a bot??
a female bot?? :)

shoonya said...

i will be watching 300 on 6/7 April. damn movies come late to Australia. i saw a couple of dvd screeners posted in forums, but decided to wait & watch in the theater since the cinematography is really worth (& the only +point in the movie) watching on a big screen.

Sandee said...

well not much beter here.. its already released in india..
but the crappy place chenai is, none of the theatres have screned it till now..

still "coming soon"..

Gayatri said...

so.. did u watch it finally..? :)

i went yesterday to watch namesake.. super flick..

and i tried booking tickets for mozhi and 300.. housefull.. both sat and sun..

damn this bleddy summer break.. why cant the pesky kids just go back to school so things can go back to normal again.. :/