I went and saw 300 last week. Why am I writing about it now? I dunno. I just felt like it. If I keep finding excuses for not writing, I will not be writing!
So, extremely cool movie! Easily the best comic adaptation ever, and that’s saying much! I think it’s even better than Sin City (not by much though!). Very impressive imagery and cinematography, very good battle choreography (only second to The Matrix in my opinion) and a general epic theme that made almost 500 people in the cinema jeering and clapping in the middle of the movie! Always fun when that happens! 🙂
I hear and read many negative opinions on the fact that it glorifies battle and war, it glorifies oppressive regimes, it glorifies Bush’s attack on Iran or whatever. Ok, so the Ancient Spartans were an oppressive regime, but they did have the fiercest army. And actually it came into my attention that Spartans spoke with a British accent in the movie, while Persians spoke with an American accent. Maybe that’s a lame excuse, but it might seem that the movie is anti-Bush, even though he wants to invade old Persia (Iran) now, we might as well see that the Iranians or the Iraqi are today’s Spartans and Bush-led USA is today’s Persian Empire.
Anyhow, let’s not overanalyze things. There are some movies that you see in order to come out of the theater enlightened and troubled and thinking great thoughts. There are others, such as 300, that you see in order to come out of the theater feeling 10 meters tall!