300: Quick Review --- Australia

Category: 300 Reviews | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: April 14, 2007 | Publication: Get To Know Me... | Author: Joel
Publication/Article Link:Get To Know Me

Director:
Zack Snyder (Dawn Of The Dead)

Story:
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" concerns the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians.

What I Liked About it:

* Visually, its one of the greatest films of recent memory.
* Gerard Butler is finally given a film to show off his star power. He commands the screen.
* Itís also good to see Lena Headle do something interesting for a change. She showed promise in Gossip (2000) and The Parole Officer (2001), but after The Cave, Brothers Grimm and Imagine Me & You, I had my doubts.
* The battles are so much fun. It kind of reminded me of a video game, wave after wave of villains, getting more and more powerful each time.
* ďAnd the Academy Award for Best Special Effects goes to...Ē
* Itís so entertaining!



What I Didn't Like About It:

* Itís REALLY over the top, which is not always a bad thing, but it can sometimes get on your nerves.
* There are too many rousing victory speeches!



The Verdict:
While the old complaint Ďstyle-over-substanceí does apply here, there are so many mindless action films that donít contain any substance whatsoever. 300 strives for something a little more than that. Go, watch and enjoy!

Star Rating (out of five):
****