300. 300 (2007)

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7.5 Visually amazing
  • Acting 7.4
  • Directing 8.1
  • Story 7.0
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Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham

Director: Zack Snyder

Running Time: 118 mins


300 is an American film about the Spartan King, Leonidas, as he assembles a force of 300 soldiers to fight off an enormous army of Persian invaders in 480 BC.

This film was both extremely weird, and really cool. The whole idea of making a fictional, yet completely believable historical story was massively entertaining, as was most of the film, so I really enjoyed watching it.

I have to say that the CGi, super slow-mo and sepia tone all gave the story a seemingly unearthly and cartoonish feel, which I thought was extremely cool, pretty clever and a very original idea to me, so the whole addition of the graphics made watching the film even more exciting and dramatic.

Also, despite all of the more spiritual undertones, such as the Persians being depicted as these hellish, monster-like creatures, being quite confusing, I thought that they were still really cool, and gave the film a much deeper feel in my opinion.

However, in the middle of the film, the whole thing did seem to be a little bit long-winded, with the battle scenes going on a bit, and then the calmer and slower parts in between being occasionally a little boring to watch, so I did lose my attention at some parts, but overall, the film was extremely entertaining, so that’s why I’ll give it a 7.5.

(300 films down, meaning only 100 to go if we’re going to get to the target of 400 films in a year. It’s looking good!)

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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com