Tuesday, March 27, 2007

300

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch 300. Those who know me will tell you that I'm not really into the gory, bloody, shooting, killing kind of movies. But this is a movie that's worth seeing, if only for the brilliant cinematography and special effects...and of course for all the hot, amazing, half-naked bodies.

300 is the film adaptation of a graphic novel (which is something that's entirely prominent in the movie, as a lot of the settings look like they were taken straight out of a superhero comic book) of a semi-historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae.

What's amazing about this movie is that it was almost entirely shot in front of a blue screen (and sometimes a green screen) in Montreal. While the filming took 60 days, the post-production work took a whole year!

All the actors in the movie had to undergo a strict workout regimen to end up with the bodies we saw on screen. Here's a video showcasing the workout routine. Impressive!

Good entertainment...and finally, a war movie that both men AND women can enjoy :)

4 comments:

BuJ said...

Wow.. sounds good!!!
I just came back from the movie! Absolutely amazing! Wait for my review, but it'll tell me less than a year to process :)

KJ said...

Yes, the men were quite, uh, juicy. Made me jealous.

Who's-sane! said...

Hi there, sorry for the intrusion. The movie is an amazing piece of art!

I watched it twice in the movies, and now i downloaded it to watch it some more!

After all, they are the "finest soldiers the world has ever known"

I've actually started working on my 8 packs, so far I made it to one ;-)

Anonymous said...

A section from a commentray about how orientalist and racist this film is:

Some western film critics have echoed Iranian objections. Dimitris Danikas notes that 300 depicts Persians as "bloodthirsty, underdeveloped zombies" and feeds "racist instincts in Europe and America."

On the other hand film critic Dale McFeatters calls the Iranians "picky, picky," alleging (quite falsely), "Well, your leader did threaten to wipe Israel off the map." And Stanford history professor Victor Davis Hanson, reportedly admired by Cheney and his (professional historian) wife, posts his opinion on the right-wing "RealClearPolitics" website: "We rightly consider the ancient Greeks the founders of our present western civilisation ­ and, as millions of movie-goers seem to sense, far more like us than the [Iranian] enemy who ultimately failed to conquer them."