300 - Film Review

Essay by Lordie92High School, 10th gradeA+, July 2007

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300… If you’ve seen the film, you would know that I could leave this review at that and you’d know exactly what I mean. There would be no need for any other description because this film is undeniably the film that tops all the films of the past, all the films of the present and will top all the films of the future. 300 is the only word to describe it, in fact, and I’m telling the truth, a few friends and I went to see the film and when it finished all of us were speechless, we sat there doing nothing but staring at the cinema screen for at least another 5-10 minutes just looking at the casting, listening to the music and thinking of the film that physically petrified us into trance.

Even the trailer of just 2 minutes and 6 seconds shows you that the movie would be full of absolutely amazing action appearances that would kick unholy amounts of arse.

The movie is a two hour, R-rated version of that trailer. 300 is adapted from the graphic novel ‘the battle of Thermopylae’ by Frank Miller. Telling the story of the 300 Spartan warriors led by their almost immortal King Leonidas, played by Gerard Butler, as they stand up against the millions of Persians awaiting to conquer and enslave the Spartan Empire. The Persians are lead by a man of a thousand piercings, Xerxes played by Rodrigo Santoro, who figures himself a god among all men. And this film is not just about none stop war, there's a fair amount of political intrigue amongst Sparta’s Queen Gorgo played by Lena Headey and a Theron, a traitor played by Dominic West, but really the movie is about the battle, which is a technically accomplished series of graphical...