300 (R: 2007)
Directed by Zack Snyder. Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
Starring: Gerard Butler … King Leonidas, Lena Headey … Queen Gorgo, Dominic West … Theron, David Wenham … Dilios, Vincent Regan … Captain, Michael Fassbender … Stelios, Tom Wisdom … Astinos, Andrew Pleavin … Daxos, Andrew Tiernan … Ephialtes, Rodrigo Santoro … Xerxes, and many more.
Rated R for graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.
An Amazing epic tale of the Battle of Thermophylae in 480 B.C. when Persia and it’s Immortal army tried to take Sparta. Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel telling of a magical historical battle of 300 Spartans up against tens of thousands of ogre-like Immortals and beast slaves of the Persian God-King Xerxes. From defiance to adultery, from deceipt to ignorance, from pride to humility, the mythic race of Spartans, trained from birth as warriors, followed by their progeny, disregard Persia’s request to submit to the Persian world empire. With magic and sorcery, spears and shields, a tremendous battle takes place between the Spartans and the Persians to prevent their entry into Greece. This is a must-see movie. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Opening week: While I was amongst the first to see it’s opening date – lines were not too bad even for the opening matinee, but the crowds are filling the theaters. Spine tingling, exciting, edge of your seat stuff. Reviewed by Leaf McGowan, 9th Marz 2007. More Reviews: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416449/.