Monday, March 26, 2007

Six Packs Galore

Went to see '300' last night.

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name, which is a fantastical re-imagining of the battle of Thermopylae in which 300 Spartan soldiers fought to hold back the entire Persian army, the film was visually stunning, violent, with bloody, graphical battle scenes (in a removal of heads and limbs kinda way). I loved it!

As a history lesson, it was probably rubbish with numerous inaccuracies but I didn't care.

Lots of macho male flesh on show, rippling muscular torsos and washboard stomachs (some real, some with a little airbrush/cgi help), tiny leather jockstraps... there was something for everyone, with a few topless shots of the two (of three) women who appear in the film. And they didn't look like fake boobs either!

If you can't separate real-life political connotations and historical fact from fantasy fiction, then this isn't the movie for you.

If you can, then enjoy! :-)


  1. Who doesn't live the removal of heads and limbs ;)

  2. I so need to go and see this film. Some mindless removal of limbs might improve my mood.

  3. Glad you liked me review, and the film itself, LOL
    Actually, went back and looked at the Wiki page fer the battle, and was surprised by how much dialogue and that was nicked from Herodotus' writings. Hmmm... What exactly were these inaccuracies?

    Anyway, the other Chinese message were:
    "Oooh, Friday? I havne't seen anyone post in Chinese in ages.
    Today I will mostly be watching films, TV and doing teacher homework.



  4. I wanted to see this movie but did worry about the battle scenes. I am rather wimpy.