For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Graphic Novel Film Adaptations, here’s a review of 300 (2006) by me
Thanks again to Vern of the Video Vortex for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Audrey of 1001 Movies and Beyond and she has chosen the genre of Movie Musicals.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of June by sending them to MusicalAudrey@movierob.net
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Audrey!
Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
Number of Times Seen – 2 (24 Sep 2008 and 28 May 2017)
Brief Synopsis – In order to gain there freedom from the Persian Empire, the Spartan King Leonidas travels with only 300 men to confront the enemy.
My Take on it – This is a film that is a perfect example of a film that needs t be seen mainly due to the visual aspects instead of the story and characters.
The way that this film was made purposefully tries to give us the look and feel of a comic book based largely on the colors and tones used throughout.
The action scenes are extremely fun to watch because they are done so well.
Yes, this film does lack real development of the characters, but we at least get to understand why these one dimensional characters are willing to leave their homes to fight for a true cause that they believe in; freedom.
The way that the fight scenes are shot makes us feel as if we are right there along side these brave men fighting for the right to be free men or at least to inspire other to do so.
Bottom Line – Visually amazing film that gives us so much action yet does so that it looks and feels like a comic book based on the colors and tones used throughout. The characters may not be developed well at all but this isn’t really the kind of movie one goes to for the characters. The fight scenes are amazingly shot and they are able to give us the feeling that we are right there fighting along with these brave men. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The line “Come back with your shield, or on it” was a common phrase said by Spartan women to their sons and husbands. It was common Spartan practice to bear the dead soldiers on their shields. The phrase “Come back with your shield or on it” refers to the importance of the Spartan shield to the phalanx. It was acceptable to lose one’s spear or sword, but not one’s shield, as to do so endangers one’s compatriots. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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