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300 Review

Category: 300 Reviews
Article Date: February 27, 2007 | Publication: FlareGamer | Author: Sheila
Source: http://flaregamer.com/b2article.php?p=121&more=1

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Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same title, 300 tells the story of the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. where King Leonidas of Sparta took 300 of his best men to fight the Persian armies. But the story behind this movie is not what we were there for.

300 combines live action with special effects and backgrounds that render the film to emulate the original comic artwork. With a soundtrack that combines haunting vocals and heavy metal to punctuate scenes as necessary, the result is a visual and aural masterpiece that makes this the must-see-ten-times movie of the year.

You'd think that a movie shot entirely in blue screen would be easy to make. Minutes into 300, I was stunned by how polished the choreography and special effects were. To say that the movie was a comic book coming to life on the screen would be an understatement. A lot of great comic book adaptations have been made but none have ever so faithfully captured the visual direction and paneling. Director Zack Snyder wasn't joking when he said that making this movie was hard.

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