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I guess there is a benefit to being stationed in the U.S. Territory of Guam since this place is considered where "America's Day Begins" because of the International Dateline we get everything that is newly released a day ahead. So, today I saw 300 and all I can say is WOW!!! All will be impressed....very dramatic, very graphic and a well plotted story. I don't want to riuin anyhting whether you've read the novel or not so just go and enjoy it. Run time is 1hr 57 mins and would have gladly sat through another immediate viewing. Enjoy!!!!
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[quote]On 2007-03-07 19:56, magicman226 wrote:
I say some weird stuff sometimes, mrbilldentertainer.

They really did do a good job on that movie though. One of my favorites. [quote]


Not weird at all. For reasons that I don't understand, Sepia tones do give one the feeling (can't think of a better word) of the 1930's & 1940's.
I hear many people say that the begining and ending of The Wizard Of OZ was filmed in black & white but it was actualy filmed in Sepia and that was done for a reason.
I also agree that O Brother, Where Art Thou was an excellent movie and I loved the title song "Man of Many Sorrows".

I will check out 300 when it is available on DVD but it is probably not my kind of flick.
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I was told the framing sequence of the movie was filmed in black and white but printed into sepia tones by a film processor.
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Seeing this this weekend. Can't wait. Wanted to see it in IMAX but apparently it's all sold out for the weekend.

The film was supposed to have the style of the graphic novel. It's an adaptation of a graphic novel and is not a recreation of history because there are inaccuracies.
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It is based on a TRUE war. Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Which was based on about 700 sparts + 300 of another group vs about 10,000 I think. Frank Miller just took the idea of little vs a lot and then it turned out to 300 to 1,000 natians of the persian army and called it good. Which is gonna turn out awesomely. I'm gonna leave in a little over an hour to get some good seats Smile
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2 words, Freakingomgspectacularawesomehotbodierippedabshighaction movie
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On 2007-03-10 01:20, Blindside785 wrote:
2 words, Freakingomgspectacularawesomehotbodierippedabshighaction movie



Ok.. so I think you liked it. LOL Can you compare it to other movies so we may have a better idea of what makes it so good? Somewhere it was called a combination of Gladiator and Lord of the Rings. ( that's that part that turned me off as LOTRs put me to sleep..LOL )

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Gladiator and 300 are in a whole different arena. Gladiator is much more of a drama movie and 300 is meant to be more action packed blood and gore.

Well 300 is not for everyone, I've been a fanboy ever since I read the graphic novel. What makes it good to me is the smart story line, good action, not boring at all, they put in funny parts as well Smile. Plus even though the WHOLE ENTIRE MOVIE, even if you think they are in a solid area...it's not! It's amazing how it is ALL entirely done on green screen (just like Sin City) it's beautiful if you can pick up the novel before watching the movie I would do that to see how beautifuly they changed a 4 or 5 issue comic into a beatufiul movie.

I might get smacked for saying this but I think it's better than Star Wars
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Just a little taste

http://www.doubleviking.com/the-best-fig......9-p.html

and this is not the best fight scene in 300, there is much better
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Thanks Blindside,

After seeing that clip I feel I made the right choice about not seeing it. I do prefer a story in the films I watch. The violence in the fight scene did nothing for me so I'll avoid this one.

That scene did have a comic book presence to it. You could freeze frame much of that scene and it would look exactly like a frame from a comic book. The film looks like a techical wonder but not like something I'd watch. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Just a little taste

http://www.doubleviking.com/the-best-fig......9-p.html

and this is not the best fight scene in 300, there is much better

I watched the above link. I still don't get it. It goes fast and then goes into slow-motion almost erratically. It doesn't flow for me. Maybe it's my computer making it do that...maybe I'm out of touch. That definitely does not sell it for me.
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I watched the above link. I still don't get it. It goes fast and then goes into slow-motion almost erratically. It doesn't flow for me. Maybe it's my computer making it do that...maybe I'm out of touch. That definitely does not sell it for me.

Bill,

I think its like that on purpose to recreate those " comic book" moments in the viewers mind. The film appears to slow down just enough to give us a quick glimpse of those specific scenes that resemble the comic drawing. The only difference being that the " BAM" and " WHACCK" balloons used in comics are replaced with audio instead. LOL

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It was an interesting animated/live action combo film. Make no mistake, it’s basically an animated (computer generated) film.

Other than the comic book feel and graphic fight scenes it was not that much. "Zulu" did it better in the 1960's as an “against overwhelming odds” film and did it with no special effects, relying on acting, location, stunts, and extras. More recently "The 13th Warrior" (another against overwhelming odds film) was a way better action film.

Still it was a fun ride depending on the comic book (graphic novel if you will) look and the reliance on the artistry (true artistry here) of the computer graphic and green screen folks to make it interesting. Oh, and the very brief soft core porn bits didn't hurt either.

Go early and pay the lower admission. It will be more fun to watch on the big screen than waiting for the DVD rental and being forced to watch it on the small screen.
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It has been out for 56 and a half hours. I still haven't seen it.

However,
my brother originally said we were going today, so hopefully I shall be seeing it.

According to my older friends at my high school, I have heard it was the greatest movie ever. I also heard it was one of the most violent (unrealistically) movie ever. I'm pumped.

Unfortunately, I haven't really read any of these famous graphic novels. I am still yet to read V for Vendetta, which turned out to be an extremely magnificent film, Sin City, and 300.

Can't wait to see it!


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I don't really mind the changing of speeds in that scene. I do like, however, how it is not like flashing little clips of the battle everywhere. It's actually following the same two guys. Battle movies can get annoying with that sometimes.
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I saw it...I hated it.
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Just came back from the theater... The story could have been better. The action and CGI was incredible. They could have done a lot more with this. It could have been the next "Gladiator" if they would have put more thought into the story.
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The story is from the comic...wow
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I'll admit the plot was, well, you could probably write a thorough description of the plot in a sentence or two.

That being said, I heard on the radio: "...300 is like the Mary Poppins of the 21st century..."

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That being said, I heard on the radio: "...300 is like the Mary Poppins of the 21st century..."

Derek Merdinyan


If it was on the radio then it MUST be true! LOL

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On 2007-03-10 14:38, Blindside785 wrote:
Just a little taste

http://www.doubleviking.com/the-best-fig......9-p.html

and this is not the best fight scene in 300, there is much better

I watched the above link. I still don't get it. It goes fast and then goes into slow-motion almost erratically. It doesn't flow for me. Maybe it's my computer making it do that...maybe I'm out of touch. That definitely does not sell it for me.


I watched it. I think what the film maker was trying to do was show that, from the point of view of the two warriors, time is flexible. The battle seems to whip by as they're between enemies (sp) and slow to a crawl at the actual strikes.
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