Movie Review: Frank Miller’s 300

After work last night Amanda and I with a group of friends went to watch Frank Miller’s new movie: 300.

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300 is an adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel, which I remember reading years ago. The movie is extremely faithful to the original graphic novel. It’s one of the most visually stunning movies I’ve seen in a long time, and as you’d expect from one of Miller’s works, its extremely graphic in its violence.

For those who dont know, the movie tells a pseudo-historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae, which took place around 430 BC. The then Spartan king Leonidas along with his personal guard of 300 Spartans defended the narrow pass at Thermopylae against the Persian King Xerxes and his army numbering over a million for three days. With the odds so heavily against them they knew they would die, yet they sacrificed their lives to give the rest Greece time to unite and mobilise against Xerxes invading army.

The special effects in this movie are incredible, but it’s the slow motion closeups of the fighting between the two arms that is breathtaking to watch. I thoroughly recommend this movie, you wont be disappointed!

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