Wednesday 3 July 2013

Film Review - 300

You will never see a finer collection of abs as you see in 300. Magnificent, it's also a pretty good action film. It's based on the story of 300 Spartan warriors defending their land against a massive invasion from Persia. It's an adaptation of a comic book loosely based on the historical event.

The film is very stylish with effective use of lighting to paint a larger then life picture of the battle. It's a simple tale, but for a film like this that works in its favour. The acting is over the top with everyone playing clear cut heroes and villians, but that is kind of the point. This isn't a subtle film, it's the legend of a great battle and a worthy one at that.

It's a violent film (to be expected considering the subject), although the violence is very choreographed and shows it's comic book origins. It's a fun watch and worth checking out if you haven't seen it.

This is a graphic retelling of the ancient battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive army. Their valour and sacrifice against insurmountable odds inspire Greece to unite against their Persian enemy.

Buy 300 now from Amazon (it's pretty good)


  1. In all honesty - I prefer to watch 300 as if it's pure fiction - because it pretty much is! The much earlier movie telling the tale (can't recall the title) is vastly superior in reality terms, and actually makes you appreciate what a phenomenal amount of courage was displayed by the Spartans under Leonidas. This new movie turns everybody into supermen and not people ordinary mortals can readily identify with. I found myself caring far less about their fate as a consequence.

    1. Heh - I'd never describe it as a historical movie, it is a fun and stylish action flick.