Excerpt: Not content with merely bringing the visuals of Frank Miller's amazing historic epic to the screen verbatim, Zack Snyder actually improves upon them, using his equally sick imagination and a solid cast to sell this amazing story of the mighty Spartans.
Excerpt: "300" is perfectly translated from the Frank Miller comic. The imagery is absolutely stunning and the acting is strong, but some of the more over-the-top moments and slow motion scenes tend to drag it down.
Conclusion: What more is there to say about 300 that hasn't already been said? It has the distinction of being one of the most divisive, beautiful, and faithful comic-to-film adaptations of all time, and has continued to build upon its surprising box office success with a hungry home video fanbase. The Complete Experience is an answer to prayers to some and a shameless double-dip to others. But regardless of where you stand, this Blu-ray release is impressive.
Excerpt: "300" is the historical tale of when few stood against many, in the face insurmountable odds; they refused to take a backwards step. It is a story that takes every red blooded male back to their most primal and instinctive base. Where the time for words is past and the time for action comes to the fore.
Conclusion: This is a fantastic package. This HD DVD boasts a thrilling, exciting movie with an absolutely gorgeous transfer and a powerful yet accurate soundtrack. On top of that there are copious extras. Not fluffy HBO behind-the-scenes pieces but substantial featurettes that explain how the film was made, look into the historical background of the story, and reveal what the creators were trying to accomplish.
Conclusion: '300' is all CGI sturm and drang , a piece of Greek myth-making so bold, in-your-face and pummeling one is reminded of that famous line from 'Gladiator' -- "are you not entertained!?" For me, '300' has about as much heart as the Tin Man, but as far as CGI action-porn goes, it just doesn't get any better than this. This is also a very fine Blu-ray release.
Excerpt: Let’s get something straight about 300 right off the bat. This is not a movie about brave rebels fighting against some oppressive regime to safeguard freedom and democracy. When King Leonidas shouts “For freedom!” he’s not talking about truth, justice, and the American way. It’s mostly just jargon tossed into the trailers and the film for dim, easily manipulated people who get overly excited when they hear propaganda thrown around, you know, the type who aren’t big on...
Excerpt: From the moment the emphatic opening narration begins, 300 is full of exclamation points. Admittedly, it's worthy of them—the story of the Battle of Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans and a sparse group of allies held the line against a vast army for several crucial days, lends itself to fabulist hyperbole, especially in the hands of Sin City writer-artist Frank Miller.