300 Just Keeps Looking More and More Awesome

Category: 300 News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: December 8, 2006 | Publication: Cinematical | Author: Scott Weinberg
Publication/Article Link:http://www.cinematical.com/2006/12/08/300-just-keeps-looking-more-and-more-awesome/

First we got the promo clip. Then came the teaser trailer. And now comes the biggest treat so far: the full-bore theatrical trailer. At this point the only thing that can satisfy me is the actual movie!! I'm talking, of course, about Zack Snyder's 300 -- which I once called Sin City meets Gladiator, and after watching the all-new video clip I see no reason to amend that early, glib prediction.

The newest trailer offers a little bit more of everything: more violence, more shrieking women, more dazzling FX and more wild animals / sweaty mutants with swords in their mouths and arrows in their necks. Or something like that. Basically this new trailer just drifted through my eyeballs like so much sugar-coated crack. Needless to say, I can't really wait to see this freakin' flick already -- and if it sucks I'll not only be astonishingly disappointed, but pretty darn surprised.

Starring a ridiculously fit Gerard Butler, as well as Lena Headey, David Wenham and Dominic West, 300 comes from the fan insta-favorite who shocked us all by delivering a really solid Dawn of the Dead remake a few years back. The source material is Frank Miller's, obviously, and Frank's source material was an event handily summarized in this Wikipedia article. March 9 is really shaping up to be a banner day for movie nerds: 300 will open alongside the mega-muchly-anticipated Hot Fuzz AND the certifiably awesome monster movie The Host -- and I say they'd make for one heckuva triple feature!