[The 300 trailer]
Thanks to all the bloggers for coming to the London bloggers’ premier of “300”. A marvelous time. Great movie. Wonderful etc. Thanks to Warner Bros and Simon Dunstan of Beatwax for putting it together.
Barry did a nice write up of it here:
I loved how incredibly stylish Sin City was so I wondered how a greatly more violent story would come over. I was rather impressed at how cinematically beautiful it was even though there was an obscene amount of digital blood all over the show. It is such a boy film, battle after battle, an ancient Greek version of Hamburger Hill or Full Metal Jacket, with the odd glance of nipple or fantastic monsters (harkening back to Jason and the Argonauts that I watched every Christmas); but the violence is there to support the story, not an add on for giggles. Of course the story itself is very stylised and rewrites the historical view of Sparta (for example they say they’re fighting for freedom and democracy whilst history tells out the Spartans had slavery and the endemic bisexuality was skipped over completely (Zac did comment that the studio had banned any shots of dangling genitals).
I pretty much concur with everything he said.