Monday, March 19, 2007

simple equation

300 = awesomeness!

This might well be the most stylish film I've ever seen.
I loved the ships, the archers and the uniforms.
I'm a sucker for battle scenes in slow-mo.
I wanna see Xerxes leading this year's Pride parade on that golden float.
I wish that scene with the oracle had been longer: I was hypnotized...
I was so transfixed by the visuals that I didn't care about the video game-esque flimsy plot, the anti-Persian propaganda, or the fact that some might mistake the story to be historically accurate: I loved 300 for its beauty.


vasta said...

And that's precisely why I love the film so much myself: it's visually stunning. Glad to know I wasn't the only one who thought so.

bunnyhero said...

i am right there with you. it is a visually arresting, beautiful film. i've never seen anything like it. for all its flaws, it certainly achieves its unique vision in spades.

the battle scenes were incredible, with long (duration-wise) shots of complex choreography. how much was actually executed and how much was digitally assembled, doesn't matter to me-- just the flow of the motions of one into the other as the enemies were being cut down was a visceral joy to watch.

ditto the oracle scene...

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