Just came back from Time Square, along with my second movie review of 2007 : 300.
You know the history
, you read the graphic novel
, so there's no need to be afraid of spoiler. The story is plain simple and straight forward, Persian army ready to fuck Greece in the ass, but only a small group of madmen stand in their way, the 300 Spartan soldiers, led by their king Leonidas.
That's only the summary, what about other peformances, all I can say is the movie is overally "graphic-novel-accurate". All the elements in the novel are inside the movie, brought to life, only a few additions of rhinos, weird monsters and the Spartan queen attend the hall. I don't mind a slight cut of certain parts, like revealing tities, glad that censorship didn't cut off important dialogues and ALL the fight scenes, even though it's kinda contradict their rating system that put the film as 18-PL.
The effect ? Brilliant. Blood flying around, seeing people stabbed to death just pure gore in G minor. I smiled everytime I saw people got stabbed, slashed, stomped, or fell to their death.
That's hardly anything to talk about, as the movie is like a graphic novel being brought to life, great but kinda overhyp0ed IMO. Still, I give the movie a satisfactory 9/10.
Next movie : Pan's Labyrinth.