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300, i think is the coolest comic to movie ever(well it`s actually a Graphic novel...), it`s also a lot like a good video game, and the scenes where a single soldier beat the s... out of everybody are awesome,too bad that they only made a psp game of the movie, i think if they had made a ps2 version God of war would had had troubles, and i am a big fan of God of War.
Also, It would be great if they make God of war the movie with Vin Diesel as Kratos.

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I didn't know Spartans wore leather diapers. For some reason, I thought they wore armor. I didn't know they sounded like Brits either, but then again, I didn't know Persians looked and sounded African (or, in the case of Xerxes, American) either. And Xerxes looked like a drag queen. Seriously.

I found it entertaining, albeti very weak on character and plot development (although Gorgo was pretty intense). Lots of gratuitous violence, and definitely gratuitous sex. There was one point, during one of the battles, where I started wondering when Legolas would show up 'cuz it seriously looked like something from LOTR, except with different lighting. I also found all the freedom rhetoric coming from the Spartans hard to swallow, given that Sparta was the the first totalitarian state, and it was the totalitarian state all other totalitarian states have tried to be since then. This does not, however, diminish the courage at Thermopylae.

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It`s true Xerxes looks like a drag queen, i think the actor that play xerxes is from Brazil, he appears on a tv ad with Nicole Kidman.
And yes, the plot was weak, but with that action who cares!
When you mention the LOTR,you are probably talking about the scene with the ollyphants sorry, elephants, the movie won`t win an oscar but it`s really Fun to watch.

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Icon 1 posted April 01, 2007 17:53      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No, actually, that wasn't the scene I was talking about. I just didn't want to give up any spoilers.

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I totally loved the movie, though it's one of those things where you could turn the sound off [Big Grin]

If you want an "interesting" take on the movie here's the radical Iranian one.

Here's the Training routine for the actors

There was a really great review from a chair of history, but I can't find it. It's buried in all the "me-too" haters.

As for historical accuracy - it's irrelevant. It's closer to truth than the bible, and probably on par with most Viet Nam war movies.

*Edit* Better workout link

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I don't buy the "step beyond Matrix effects" hyperbole, but the visual effects in the movie were definitely very good, with more attention to detail than I expected. For example, when heads were severed, blood continued to pump out of the neck (as opposed to gushing steadily). That said, did we really need repeated slow-motion closeups of beheading?

I agree with Xanthine on plot and character development. The movie was fairly horrible in that regard. I came out wishing I had just waited for the video.

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Thanks for the training routine,it`s really interesting. and,the info on that iranian page it is "interesting",looks like they got a little mad because of the movie.

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I liked the movie. It needed more than an uninterested kiss to warrant the "lesbian sex" warning. Or the sex scenes were pointless, which is sad, because they could have been poignant.

Pisses me off that there has to be a "lesbian sex" warning at all. Then again, it probably send a lot more men there to be disappointed than it would have normally.

The artistry of the film, overall, was pretty good. I liked it, but I'm a freak. [Big Grin]

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If I'd known there was sex I'd have made more of an effort to see it... Oh, well, now I have to wait for it to come out on video. Movies tend to get short runs in hick towns.

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Well, if it's any consolation, there was only sex in the first fifteen minutes or so. And then it was violence, violence, and more violence. So if all you wanted was sex, it would have been a waste of money.

Well, there was the psuedo-lesbian business in the last fifteen minutes or so, but I wouldn't call it sex.

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pseudo-lesbians are only kind of sexy...

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Well, if it's any consolation, there was only sex in the first fifteen minutes or so. And then it was violence, violence, and more violence. So if all you wanted was sex, it would have been a waste of money.

Well, there was the psuedo-lesbian business in the last fifteen minutes or so, but I wouldn't call it sex.

Hmm, given Sparta was involved, I would more likely expect male-male sex than male-female or female-female [Wink] I'm guessing that's not the case though (not having seen it...)

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I didn't know Spartans wore leather diapers. For some reason, I thought they wore armor.

Actually, they fought completely naked [Big Grin]
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If it was already R for sex, why didn't they just ditch the diapers, then, and go for a broader audience? The additional income from frustrated wives and gay men would have more than payed for the flack the studio might have taken for floppy joppies danglin' from their warriors. I should run a studio. I wouldn't be as stupid as current studios. I'd be stupid like other stupid people instead.

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I think men running around in sandals, helmets, red capes and nothing else might have pushed the rating to NC-17, instead of a modest R...

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I sorta disagree with ScholasticSpastic about the bouncing battle-penises. Modern male actors (and the viewers) would probably prefer having the cupped -- and padded -- leather skivvies to bare-nakedness. Also, women don't give a crap about men's penises, men don't want to see other men's junk, and it's a fictionalized account for dramatic purposes.

(Sexual) Reality must be sanitized for our children's sake!

Also, as we recall, blood, gore, and slaughter is entirely acceptable to the religious Right, but Lordy help you if you show a nipple through a gauzy fabric. And an actual vagina*? It'd never happen without getting an X rating (or Unrating).

So, battlin' bouncy boy bits will have to be relegated to the porno version of 300;, though I'm not sure it'll end up a "straight" title.


*I'm sorry, but "The 'Hoo-Hoo' Dialogues"?! Wellesleyan T. Fargo is going on in some people's brains!

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quote:
Originally posted by Just_Jess_B:
battlin' bouncy boy bits

You get an A+ for altogether amazing alliteration [Razz]

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As you do, too. [Smile]

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I really liked 300, though there were those moments when I had to cover my eyes and peek from behind them, just incase anything strange popped onto the screen. Like oh say a bloody battle, I really can't watch those without feeling ill. [shake head]

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All I have to say is, my gay friend loved it.
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It might be kinda fun to watch but I just don't care to look at guys in cheap strippe routfits for 2 hours.

Maybe if they had the chick 300!

Oh yeah Xena, I forgot.

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"In a time of Ancient Gods, warlords, and kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero...."

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Heck yeah to another opportunity to post that again! I'm still thinking of what I should go as this Halloween...

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We definitely need a 'drool' emoticon.

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quote:
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We definitely need a 'drool' emoticon.

That IS a rather nice collection of shoes/boots that Mel has goin' there, isn'tit?

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Seriously [Big Grin] Woohoo!

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