300: Quick Review --- Australia

Category: 300 Reviews | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: April 14, 2007 | Publication: Get To Know Me... | Author: Joel
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Zack Snyder (Dawn Of The Dead)

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):