Friday, April 06, 2007

300 Hot People

Yes, it was gory. What do you expect from a movie whose title font is "Arterial Spray"? I didn't realize it was an adaptation of a graphic novel. I wouldn't have been so scared of it. They stylize everything so it's less upsetting.

I saw it in IMAX, too. Some movies will translate to smaller screens and I knew that this would not be one of them. Really glad I did it, too. It's an interesting piece of history which was clearly mangled at least slightly in the re-telling. I personally have some questions about the accuracy of the military strategy but I'm sure someone will help me out with that soon.

What I do know is that the Bill Gates of ancient Sparta had to be the Official Waxer to the Kind's Armed Forces. Perfectly groomed putting greens under each arm, appropriately scraggly facial hair but not enough of it to obscure mouths and the rest (oh, the rest, we saw so blessedly much of the rest) as smooth as the proverbial bairn's behind.


  1. Anonymous9:15 PM

    I must be clairvoyant. When I clicked on your link in my bookmarks, I thought to myself; "Gee, it's been a long time since Kizz put up a Hot People post!" and, lo!, there it is!

    Those are some pretty hot people, too. Yowza.

    Did you enjoy the film? I couldn't really tell from your review (or, more likely, I was too busy drooling to notice....)

  2. Anonymous9:04 AM

    300 leaves out the critical Greek formation - the phalanx - which turned the Hot Gates into a tube of death. The phalanx interlinked shields and spears and prevented the Persians from breaking the Greek line. There were 5000-7000 Greeks, including slaves of the Spartans, and the Athenian Navy kept Xerxes from outflanking the Spartans and their allies. Only with the mountain pass revealed could the Persians get around the Spartans and attack them from both sides.