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Friday, 17 February 2012


Rated: R
Running Time: 117 minutes
Starring: Gerard Butler, David Wenham
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Rating: 9 out of 10

300 men led by their King Leonidas (Butler) try and hold off the vast hordes of the Persian army led by Xerxes. They fight to save Sparta and fight they do. This movie is based on the graphic novel written by Frank Miller.


Sin City meets Braveheart in this classic telling by Frank Miller. This is as complete an action movie as you will ever get. King Leonidas portrayed by Butler was an amazing character, and you are instantly drawn to his charismatic side. These jacked Spartan's will make you want to do sit ups as you watch the movie, and they also prove with their outfits that boxers are better than briefs. The battle scenes are awesome with great attention to detail, and are breathtaking to behold. The story itself is strong and relieves the many fighting scenes. It allows you to partake in the struggles of the Queen and lets you glimpse into what the 300 Spartans are trying so valiantly to protect. The movie with not much dialogue is narrated perfectly and allows for more action then useless words bandied on screen. The warped Persian characters (which have a comic book theme) are somehow not out of place on screen, and seem to add to the Spartans struggle. The scene of the movie is when a seven foot monster in chains, takes on King Leonidas and they battle on while the war rages around them. The cinematography, costume and make up are Oscar worthy, and do add to how terrifying the Persian army really is. This isn't for the squeamish as blood and flying body parts are definitely not in short supply. But if you are looking for one of the best action movies to come out in recent memory then this is the one for you. From start to finish, you will be truly captivated. The only real drawback to this movie is that it could have been longer for you are left with wanting more.

T Factor + If you don't need detailed story lines then this could score higher on the rating scale

T Factor - If you don't like comic book themed movies, then this could score lower on the rating scale.

If you liked this film reel recommendations: Braveheart, or Sin City.

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