A movie that completely said "f--- you!" to all its critics and proved that violent, bloody films can do well with the right director and story.
Well, it wasn't, and now it's one of my favorite movies of all time.
The plot for this is pretty simple: King Leonidas of Sparta decides to command a small army of 300 Spartans against Persain forces, which number in the millions. The Spartans fight battle after battle, not losing a single soldier(that is until one of them gets thier head chopped off), and Leonidas is consistent in his efforts and plan, and will never surrender. Meanwhile, his wife tries to justify her husbands actions back in Sparta, while being blackmailed and seduced by a nasty Spartan.
Sure, 300 is bloody and violent, but what action movie isn't nowadays? What seaparates 300 from other films in the genre is it's acting, story, and directing, so in other words, everything. Not only that but it's a beautiful film to just look at. The visuals are top-notch, and director Zach Snyder does a wonderful job of staying true to Frank Miller's graphic novel.
Gerald Butler portrays King Leonidas perfectly. His fierce temperament moves the story forward. The interactions between the characters also keep the story running, whether it's Leonidas and his fellow spartans or Leonidas and his wife. The battle scenes are epic and acting is top-notch. The ending is sad, and will make you feel for all 300 spartans.
300 is a great film that will live on for generations to come, and will be loved by all of them. King Leonidas's last favor is "Remember us." We sure will.
AR's score: 5.0 stars(10/10)
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