Friday, March 16, 2007
Review of 300
Oh, did it suck. I know the violence is supposed to be stylized, but Id describe the style as gratuitiously gory to the point that only a sociopath would enjoy viewing it. The sex scene would have been fine if they had limited it to two positions. Why did all the Persians appear to be of mostly African ancestry and all the Greeks appear to be of Norse or Celtic ancestry? Could it be..... RACISM? The oracle appeared to be channeling someone at a rave whos had one too many pills. Why do I continue to let my partner talk me in to viewing movies based on books, comic books, or video games? [Because he puts up with me renting cheesy TLA productions with subtitles?] They all suck. Its always better to read or play the original. Dont let anyone talk you into seeing this movie because its visually stunning, either. Its not. I know it was supposed to be dark, but most of the scenes were simply not lit well enough, and the camera work was uninspiring and average. The plot [the existence of which could be debated] would have been more appropriate for a Monty Python skit.