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post #151 of 172 Old 01-30-2008, 07:16 PM
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I can't believe that anyone thinks that 300 was a good film, let alone a great one. Garbage.

Hey, if "Shakespeare in Love" can win 7 Ocars (including one for Best Picture), anything is possible.
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post #152 of 172 Old 01-30-2008, 07:20 PM
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Definitely not for everyone! I only saw it in the theater. It might loose it's impact at home, and on HD perhaps it might not look as good to me as the analog version.

The problem is not with the visual presentation, for me; it is the awful script and acting. Nothing can redeem that.

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I went to a digital cinema to see this.
I fell asleep several times and it was an 11:30 AM Saturday showtime.
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It's a decent movie overall. The ending is epic though and gives me goosebumps every time. Maybe it's the music build-up. I love epic music.
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I didn't care for it.
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Two things nobody has mentioned yet about 300,, the queen, has really nice boobs,,, and the Orical, has really nice boobs.
Ohh wait, would that be two things worth mentioning or four things.

Aside from the great female boobage scenes the rest of the movie is also very entertaining.

Looks killer on my 60" plasma and my AX200 projector via Blu Ray,,,,,,(Ohhh,,by the way, Im not being a Blu Ray fan, I have both formats, I wish HD DVD could still win or would have won).

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Two things nobody has mentioned yet about 300,, the queen, has really nice boobs,,, and the Orical, has really nice boobs.

Finally someone speaking reality here! Oh and FYI the queen is Sarah Connor in the new Terminator TV show.
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I don't think this movie was meant to win any Oscars.

It's just a good action flick. Somewhat, a style of its own.
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I thought that the "Look! Boobs!" scenes didn't really fit the film's story line all that much (not that they weren't entertaining in their own right, both those actresses are quite pretty, but the movie would have been pretty much unchanged story-wise without them), but I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It wasn't terribly in-depth, but it was still enjoyable, at least to me. And, it looked/sounded awesome.
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It still amazes me that people forget to check their brains at the door for these films. Taken as it is, a piece of Action entertainment it is very good. If you want to compare it to Gladiator then of course it is going to fail.

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Wow, this thread is still going? I can only add my 2 word review:

Fighting + Muscles.
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Did anyone read the Graphic Novel? Both the movie and novel are awesome, don't be fooled by people....

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Wow, this thread is still going? I can only add my 2 word review:

Fighting + Muscles.

Well no doubt my wife and daughters do not find this to be anything but plus two.

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Yeah. The abs are insane. Haha. Movie was good too.
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It was as entertaining as it was grainy.

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I thought the quality of it was outstanding. :\\
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I managed about 15mins of this movie,not my cuppa tea.
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Wow, this thread has a lot of legs for a "this isn't so great a movie" topic.

300 impressed me. The writing and acting are only okay -- but the visual presentation is powerful. It strikes the right balance between the fantastic (i.e. graphic novel look and characters) and reality. This is the first movie I've seen where the (fake) film grain makes the look amazing.

The epic scope of the movie was powerful. No, I didn't really "feel" for any of the characters, except perhaps the queen. I certainly ended up admiring Leonidis. But, the movie wasn't about the individuals -- it was about the ideas. While I found the Spartan ideals a bit disturbing at the beginning of the movie, I cheered them at the end. Heroism and freedom could not have been more powerfully portrayed.

This is a unique movie in its style. It was greatly entertaining. I will definitely be watching it again soon. Most movies I watch only once. So, in my book, this was a hit.

And, it looks awesome in HD All those buyers of the biggest selling HD movie ever (if it still is) can't be wrong
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Best movie of 07 in my book.
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Just opened my new A30 and just tried out the copy of 300. Now before i get pissed with the quality of hddvd, is this movie suppossed to look as grainy as a jar of grey poupon?
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Just opened my new A30 and just tried out the copy of 300. Now before i get pissed with the quality of hddvd, is this movie suppossed to look as grainy as a jar of grey poupon?

Turn on the PIP and you'll have your answer. (hint there are a LOT of special effects including particles.)

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Is "graphic novel" the politically correct term for what we used to call comic book?

This movie came from a comic book and was made to look like a video game. I see nothing wrong with that. Its main customers are 12 to 17 year old boys, used to video games and video game dialog. There is even a hint of ancient history thrown in, for "prestige".

So the movie delivers what it sells to its target audience, just like Tom Mix and Flash Gordon serials in the 30's and 40's. Kids loved them and no one gave that a second thought.

This is pretty much the same.
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