Saturday, March 10, 2007

Blog Stuff: Notes from a day off.

300 absolutely rocks.

Go see it.

That is all.

19 comments:

Joseph said...

Yeah, I've been wanting to...

Leanman said...

Saw it last night. Best movie ever. I was shocked that a movie promoting freedom, the duty of a citizen, sacrifice, etc. Gorgo says 'freedom is not free' at one point. Absolutely a fantastic movie. I will likely go again while it's in theaters, and will own the DVD, as well.

comatus said...

As noted by another commenter, 300 opened at 11:59 PM, and by 9:30 the next AM, the DC gun ban was thrown out in court. Question: What took them 9 and a half hours? Did they have to watch it twice?

Anonymous said...

ROCKS? Yes! Did you stay long enough to check out the credits? Just like how I like my steaks, good and bloody.

I saw it at the Opry Mills IMAX yesterday afternoon.Washed it down afterwards with Shiner Bock and takeout pizza.

(I couldn't help thinking about where I would set up fields of fire for m2's and anchoring claymores along the mountian wall to blow'em off the cliff.)

Anonymous said...

I saw the first showing in my little town. The (usually empty) theater was PACKED. It was quite good.

The entire theater cheered when the one lady killed the one guy (hope that's not a spoiler...)

The Free Patriot said...

Will do. In about fifteen minutes :)

Anonymous said...

Just got back. They had all of the good lines that I learned as a schoolboy. Added a bunch of lines about freedom, justice and reason fighting tyranny and mysticism. "Rocks" is right.

I knew I was going to need to own this DVD.

-Brian Dale from THR

The Free Patriot said...

"Wow"

Carl said...

300 rocks it like a boogie-woogie choo choo train.

Am I the only one motivated to start ab workouts again? You never know when you might be called on to save western civilization again. It's a long, long war.

Ahab said...

I have one thing to say about this movie.

"PERSIANS! COME AND GET THEM!"

Timmeeee said...

The phalanx warfare was very realistic. A little too long, but well worth seeing.

phlegmfatale said...

someone said it was too long?

I just got back, and it seemed about 45 minutes, to me. It was all meat, no fluff. Loved it. Madly. Can't wait to see it again. Thrilling to see a fierce Spartan woman in the mix, and nice to know Gerard Butler was up to the task--not that I ever doubted him. Here's to Glaswegian lads. This one had meow-quotient that was off the charts. It went to 11.

bjbarron said...

Wonderful movie.

The only disappointing part of it is that I know too much Greek history. The heroic story is a bit tainted by the actual politics of the time (and the aftermath), the agendas of those writing the history, and the contemporary opinions of Leonidas.

We all know how it ends, but it is still a wonderful movie.

pignock said...

Verily, it rocked!

Most of the sparse crowd that saw it Sunday afternoon with me were younger adults. I hope they were influenced by the message and not just the beautiful violence.

Anonymous said...

Loved the movie and the message.
Must go see it on IMAX. I'm sure it will be just brutal

Zendo Deb said...

Just saw it... "rocks" is an understatement.

Mostly empty theater, absolutely no kids or loud talkers. (I love seeing movies in the middle of the week, not to mention the matinee prices.)

Anyway, this is one DVD I will own. I hope they come out with lots of extras.

bjbarron said...

The Iranians didn't like the movie.

refugee said...

6:39 PM, March 10, 2007, Carl said:
"Am I the only one motivated to start ab workouts again?"

Well, Given the alternative....

Anonymous said...

Saw the movie the afternoon it came out. I'm no prude but the gratuatis sex even though somewhat sedated was uneccisarry and IMHO would have beem better without it.

That being said, I have the hots for Leonidas' wife. My kind of woman. Karma is a biatch.

Battle Aftermath:

Xerxes was curious as to why there was such a small Greek force guarding Thermopylae and interrogated some Arcadian prisoners. The answer was that all the other men were participating in the Olympic Games, forbidding them to participate in war. When Xerxes asked what the prize for the winner was, "An olive-wreath" came the answer. Upon hearing this, Tritantaechmes, a Persian general, spontaneously responded by saying to Mardonius: "Good heavens! Mardonius, what kind of men are these against whom you have brought us to fight? Men who do not compete for money, but for honor".

I love that...

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