After giving us some of the greatest epic movies in the last 50 years,it was clear that film-makers needed to take them to the next level.
But how can you make a new movie,for the audience to like,without recycling old material?
Answer:You improve what old filmmakers couldn’t:Graphics.
Ben Hur,Braveheart,Gladiator,Spartacus and perhaps even Troy are only some of the epic movies that gave the audience so big thrills that they cannot be repeated. Almost every epic movie that will be made today,no matter how good the story will be or how faithful will be to reality,is bound to repeat itself.We got examples from Alexander and Kingdom of Heaven.
300 doesn’t apply to this category.Besides it takes the epic to the next level.And more are like to follow.
Just like in the Lord of the Rings,much CGI was used here.
The result? This movie was a pleasure for the eye.
All the camera work and graphics exceeded my expectations. I thought they were comparable,if not better,to the LOTR,go see for yourselves.
I could write something about the plot or the actors’s outstanding performances(especially Gerard Butler’s..you see,being Greek-Italian,I wanted the best from the actors..Butler gave it. The anger in his eyes,the fury in his voice and the violence in his actions really reminded an ancient Greek king),but I won’t ruin it for you. You must see it to understand how great this movie is.
But always remember that this is a movie that is based on a graphic novel and is by no means a faithful depiction of what really happened in Thermopylae in 480 B.C. All those who will pay the ticket to see this movie,must be prepared not for a historic movie,but for a stylish battle movie.
This movie,together with the LOTR,is the entrance to the 21st century’s new epic movies.
Kudos to Zack Snyder,who came from nowhere and has,already from Dawn of the Dead,proved that he is a brilliant and capable director. We will surely see more of him in the upcoming years.