300 (2006 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

300—such an overwhelming delivery of terrific special effects that an audience may feel it needs an ‘overload button’ to push for some relief—tells its great story in perfect detail. It leaves nothing behind. The only criticism here is the narrator voice seems annoying due to its dominance in the film. The movie may have been more powerful if the narrator had been evenly sandwiched between storyline scenes. Really good work for Actor Gerard Butler and Director Zack Snyder. The film deserves its 2014 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire.

Storyline

Sparta’s warriors face the Persian Empire at the Battle of Thermopylae.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Zack Snyder for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers William Fay, Craig J. Flores, Scott Mednick, Frank Miller, Deborah Snyder, Thomas Tull, and Ben Waisbren for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: King Leonidas (Gerard Butler), Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey), Theron (Dominic West), Dilios (David Wenham), Captain (Vincent Regan), Stelios (Michael Fassbender), Astinos (Tom Wisdom), Daxos (Andrew Pleavin), Ephialtes (Andrew Tiernan), Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Pleistarchos (Giovanni Cimmino).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film contains some of the best special effects in the business and shows the acting skills of Gerard Butler and directing skills of Zack Snyder well.

Ben Meyers

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