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Alan Hermin
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I Saw last night the 300 movie..how cool it was:animation,sound,and the story,
but i think the director was too exaggeration,because he explain the historical story...but he mixes some fantasy like monesters...if he did his movie like what TROY(historical story movie),he will be better..
anyway,,i consider this movie fantasy movie such as (Lord Of The Ring)..
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The best "historical" account of the Trojan War is Homer's Iliad, isn't it? At most, anthropoligists have confirmed there may have actually been a war. I guess you mean that Troy was realistic, though not necessarily historically accurate.

I haven't seen either movie, but I've heard the main appeal of 300, which is essentially a live-action comic book, is the the sweaty, half-naked men. That doesn't really interest me, but I'm glad it worked for you!
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(Careful: The last thread that touched on this movie is gone. )


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Originally posted by marc weber:
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(Careful: The last thread that touched on this movie is gone. )


It's gone because it was hijacked and turned into a critique of 300. I merely mentioned 300 as an example to get my subject of the thread across. I remember also mentioning Star Wars but 300 seemed to spur the most comments which had nothing to do with the subject of my thread.

I also remember asking that the thread get back on track and it didn't. I see no reason for this thread to disappear just because it's about 300. So feel free to continue...


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Right. So, no criticism, but praise is ok :-)
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On the big sign outside my neighbourhood movie theatre it said only this:
300
700 915
And there I was thinking "Okay, but what movie is showing?"
Henry Wong
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but i think the director was too exaggeration,because he explain the historical story...but he mixes some fantasy like monesters...


I think the movie was actually a very true depiction. Keep in mind that this movie is not a historical interpretation about the battle of Thermopylae, it is an interpretation of Frank Miller's comic book about the battle of Thermopylae.

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Good Point, Henry.

Let's do some math:

24 hours in a day. 3 days. 300 Greeks. Say the Greeks line up shoulder-to-shoulder in a straight line. Say the Persians line up, single file, each row facing a Greek. Say the Persians simply walk up, heads bowed, ready to be whacked. Then the next Persian takes in line takes their spot. Say the Greeks can lop off a head once every 15 seconds, not pausing to eat, sleep, pee, or poop.

let's see...


24(hours) in a day, 60 minutes in a n hour, 4 Persians per minute, 300 Greeks, 3 days.......

lemme think.....

24(hour) * 60 (minute/hour) * 4 (Persians/minute) * 300 Greeks * 3 days

yup, that's about 1728000 Persians in 3 days.
[ April 10, 2007: Message edited by: Max Habibi ]
John Smith
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If "300" is comic, one might enjoy its sequel, "Grindhouse". The Greeks and Persians alike lose their body parts as if there is no tomorrow.
Svend Rost
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I've seen 300. Twice. And I was equally entertained both times.

It is - visually - very well made. It is an entertaining
war movie about a few mens courage to fight what they believe in.

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To each own*, Svend

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Well, an obvious possibility is that Miller himself is conservative. This seems to have been borne out in some recent interviews I've seen, which I won't link to here so as not to stir the pot too much.

For what it's worth, the comic was written in 1998. I haven't seen the movie myself so I can't report how faithful it is, but from everything I've heard, it's very close to the comic. Certainly it looks close in style, visually. Much as Sin City was - also a comic by Miller. I'm not particularly enamored of most his work lately (after Dark Knight Returns), but I am impressed that he's been able to get his stories adapted to screen so faithfully.


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I was disappointed with this movie. [I loved Sin City, probably watched it half a dozen times. My intentions are NOT to hack this thread just an opinion]
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Originally posted by A. Levi:
I was disappointed with this movie. [I loved Sin City, probably watched it half a dozen times. My intentions are NOT to hack this thread just an opinion]


I liked 300. It wasn't fantastic. It was pretty much as I expected.

As for Sin City, I watched the first half with friends, on a really big screen TV. Then I realized that I rather be hanging out, outside near the BBQ, with other friends, chatting and drinking. I just got bored with the movie.

Now... Dark Knight Returns should be an interesting movie to make.

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Greg: I haven't seen either movie, but I've heard the main appeal of 300, which is essentially a live-action comic book, is the the sweaty, half-naked men. That doesn't really interest me, but I'm glad it worked for you!

The movie didn't work for me either. I was disappointed that the monsters Persians weren't given a fair chance in this war: they were mostly clothed. I just can't approve such unfairness.


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