Year of Release: 2007
Director: Zack Snyder
Approx. Running Time: 116 minutes
My Rating: 1 star (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual style faithfully recreated in an intense blend of live action and CGI animation. Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, it depicts the titanic clash in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Experience history at swordpoint. And moviemaking with a cutting edge.
Sucked. I love my swords-and-sandals epics just as much as anyone else, but I expected not to like this film. I expected it to focus all of its attention on style, and neglect key elements like plot and character development. As a result of such substance deficiencies, I expected to be bored out of my mind. This film did not let me down. It met ALL of my expectations. Quite frankly, I couldn't have cared less what happened to the people on either side of the battle, and when the hero died (oops, did I ruin it for you?) my only thought was "Oh good, this should mean that the movie will end soon."
Rated R (MPAA)