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300 Reasons to See This Movie

Published March 6, 2007 in Movie Reviews
By Bassam Tarazi | Image property of Warner Bros.
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Never did I think that I would enjoy something so much that flat out showed the inferiority of my own manhood.

I don’t have the time and space to name all 300 but you would be doing yourself a disservice if you missed this movie. I had dubbed 300 as the most anticipated movie of the year in an earlier column and I must say that I was spot on. This movie is nothing short of a visual orgasm.


Movie Review: 300


I thought my high school soccer team had camaraderie. The Battle of Thermopylae was fought by men with a little bit more bravery and courage than your average metrosexual male of the 21st century, to say the least. 300 Spartans defended a narrow pass simply because they had to. What Frank Miller’s mind created is brought beautifully to the screen by Zach Snyder through long shots that are as artful as they are raw.

At times, you are so close to the action that you think the movie should be called, “301” but then you realize that you wouldn’t have the spine or balls to stand up to what these Spartans stood up to when looking at the sheer numbers of the Persian army. Gerard Butler’s portrayal of Leonidas will have you thinking that he would eat Gladiator’s Maximus, for lunch.



The mind bending fight sequences are of course what make this movie what it is but the story is layered enough to show us the emotion, love and dedication of those involved in the battle as well as the loved ones they have left behind. 300 is a tour de force of epic proportions.

The first must-see movie experience of the year will leave you breathless with admiration, cheering decapitations and feeling inferior of your own bravado, all at the same time. Remarkable.

5/5


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