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Wulfa_Jones
March 15th, 2007, 04:58 AM
Been looking forward to it for a while now... really liked Millers novel and this looks like a pretty close adapt. I understand that they pretty much used the graphic novel as the story board for the movie.

I've read mixed reviews of it... some reviewers seem to be forgetting that it is based on a graphic novel and is supposed to be OTT. Tradditional/general press seems to be giving it an "ok", while specialist press (i.e. Sci-fi mags/sites, film magazines etc) are giving it much stronger reviews.

It's looks visually stunning and I can't wait to go see it as soon as it's released in the UK - which I think is next Friday.

The director, Zack Synder (dawn of the dead remake), is planning to direct Moores Watchmen next. Based on the success of 300 at the US box office, I can't see him having a problem getting it green lit.

ArthurFrayn
March 15th, 2007, 08:44 AM
Care to elaborate? I really get tired of comments calling something "dumb" with no justification or explanation. Especially since you have only seen the trailer. I also don't think you should put a thumbs down icon in your post, when you haven't even seen the film.
I clearly said that I only saw the trailer. Anybody reading my post would take that for what it's worth.I'm basically saying the trailer does not incite me to see the movie.
Elaboration:
It looks overproduced, over SFXed; it's looks like something plastic out of a can. The sound clips of the dialogue sound inane. It looks like a gladiator movie starring the WWF.

I wouldn't worry about my thumb, the film made a gazillion dollars out of the gate.
Here you go- a thumbs up, so they cancel each other out. ;)


The movie is not great in terms of acting, or plot. Nor is it very historically accurate. It could also be called sexist, and possibly racist.
Uhhuh...
Why are you busting my onions if this is part of your own review? Are all the things you note above what one would expect from a smart film? ;)

dragoncd
March 16th, 2007, 02:13 PM
I just saw it last night in an Imax theatre. I think the movie needs to be taken in context; and when one does that it is pretty incredible. I have never seen a gorier movie (with a liberal dose of girl on girl thrown in) and not get rated NC-17. This movie was incredibly done as far as the intent - make a guts, gory, glory badass guy movie. I think it succeeded amazingly.

Now granted, the plot wasn't great - the script won't win any awards; but the actors did the best they could with it and focused on what they were supposed to do: Stand around looking huge and ripped, kill a bunch of people in a spectacular fashion, and then die with honor. Checkmate.

The Dark Truth
March 17th, 2007, 05:51 AM
Now granted, the plot wasn't great - the script won't win any awards; but the actors did the best they could with it and focused on what they were supposed to do: Stand around looking huge and ripped, kill a bunch of people in a spectacular fashion, and then die with honor. Checkmate.

This is a good summary of it. I would rate it a 5 on a 10 point scale. Shallow movie, but if you just want some intense battle scenes it will deliver in spades; however, won't deliver much else.

sic's mom
March 19th, 2007, 07:54 AM
The hubby and the kids went and saw it and loved it. I had to work and didn't have a chance, but I do want to see it. To me it looks like the ultimate "man movie"" and the dh and son definately agreed, although both my girls liked it as well. Always been big Miller fans in this house and would love to see them do an adaptation of Dark Knight Returns. Doubt if that will ever happen though.

Davis Ashura
March 21st, 2007, 01:40 PM
Loved it. Most fun I had at the movies in a long time. Cool visuals. Great fight scenes. No worries about trying to balance both sides morally ie Greeks had slaves so they're just as bad as the Persians yada yada yada. Didn't want any graying or shading of things (an almost sure-fire way of making an an utterly forgettable and dull movie). I just wanted good guys and bad guys, with the good guys laying some major-league ass-whoopin' on the baddies.

James Carmack
March 24th, 2007, 07:03 AM
It doesn't come out until June over here, dagnabbit. I feel like I'm missing out.

I can't decide if I want to play it straight and watch it in English or go see the Japanese dub.

"Koko wa SPARTA!"

I'm not expecting anything more than a slick popcorn flick, which will undoubtedly help me enjoy it all the more. The fact that it ticks off the Iranians is a plus, too. I always felt like I wasn't doing my part to fight against Ahmadinejad. Now's my chance. ^o^

gollumbells
March 24th, 2007, 07:04 AM
I last went to the cinema to see casino royale, but this looks very good. mass oanage swords red with the blood of the enemy and 300 against 1million (I think) it should be an action packed sword fest. (i hope)

Davis Ashura
March 24th, 2007, 08:43 AM
Was it just me, or did Xerxes look and sound like a titanic version of Yul Brenher from "The Ten Commandments"? I'm still not sure what that was supposed to mean.

saintjon
March 24th, 2007, 11:51 AM
I guess it's easier to convince people of your divinity when you're 8' tall or so.