Sunday, January 11, 2009

300 (Zack Snyder, 2007, USA) If you want an accurate account of the Battle of Thermopylae then watch the History Channel. But if you are in the mood for a violent blood-soaked cartoon with fist-pumping testosterone-fueled macho dialogue spoken with the sincerity of a Shakespearean drama then by all means queue this! This is no 5 star movie as some fanboys proclaim though it’s not the death knell for intelligent cinema either; it’s just a rather mundane and cool-looking action flick that remains faithful to Miller’s comics. FYI: this movie looks and sounds astounding on Blu-ray which is now the preferred format of your humble narrator. (C)

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