Sunday, March 11, 2007


Saw '300' with Vince tonight. It's an incredibly visually stunning movie...I recommend for the cinematography alone. Very unique look, very lush, near-overuse of hyper slow motion [but to good effect]. Classic underdog story with bravery, love, betrayal, valor, defeat and victory. And gorgeous, over-the-top-in-a-good-way cinematography.

Much to be distracted by that kept it from being a *great* movie: the Spartan king's Scottish accent that kept slipping through, the overly dramatic delivery, the profligate use of flying droplets of blood [most in the aforementioned superslomo] that got to be kind of silly at times [people were snickering during a fight scene when a bad guys leg went flying], the obvious "don't trust him" betrayals, some "whoops, we slipped into fantasy-land" bad guys, and more abs, quads, biceps, and triceps in one place than you usually see on-screen in a year.

But if you can suspend disbelief for a while, it's a good one to see in the theatre. Did I say "visually stunning"? And "unique"? was.

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