Sunday, March 11, 2007

300



I loved 300. The battle scenes were so magnificent and beautifully executed that they were like scenes from a savage ballet. I admired the characters, who were honorable, brave, and stoic -- qualities that are missing from or denigrated in popular culture far too often. I appreciated that there were clearly defined heroes and villains. Best of all, I left the theater tonight with renewed belief that freedom and honor are worth fighting -- and dying -- for. I'm definitely seeing this one again.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Michael L. Wentz said...

Yeah, I agree. I can't stop thinking about it. I posted a review on my blog: http://michaellwentz.typepad.com/blog/

I just hope Hollywood gets the message. $70 million is hard to ignore.

3/12/2007 12:26 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Admit it, it was all those 8-pack abdomens that did it for you.

3/21/2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Michael: I think the Hollyweirdos are still scratching their heads over this one.

Kevin: Well, they certainly didn't hurt the cause. ;-) As a woman, I gotta admit that there is something very compelling about strong and violent men. Of course, that violence has to be in the service of something moral and principled, and even then it's sometimes hard to watch. But it's strangely comforting to think of good men who are capable of extreme violence. It's why I can't get enough of 300 and Casino Royale.

3/21/2007 8:11 PM  

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