Movie Review: 300 – Heavenly Bodies

Yes, 300 wonderfully toned heavenly male bodies on your screen.

300 Gorgo, Leonidas, Xerxes
A sample of the heavenly bodies

Aside from the beautiful bodies, 300 is the latest Warner Bros. film about the Battle of Thermopylae, a war between 300 Spartans, led by King Leonidas, against the massively large Persian Army of Xerxes. The movie is based from the graphic novel of the same name written by Frank Miller (Sin City).

300 Xerxes at his throne
Xerxes and his pimped out throne
Oh yeah, he’s gay

Sounds boring? Oh, but the movie is anything but boring. It is a totally different movie experience all together. It indulges and feeds your senses.

300 Oracle
Feast your eyes with visual treats

The world of Sparta, as the backdrop of the story, is gorgeous, vibrant, and fittingly exaggerated. The sceneries are breathtaking in themselves, though you will have a hard time admiring it with all the buffed bodies sprawled on screen. Though I was not able to pay attention to the music, I think it complemented the movie well since it was not distracting nor lacking.

300 In The Field

300 Climb Up

Playing the role of King Leonidas, the ruler of Sparta, is Gerard Butler. He has a commanding presence on screen and portrays his role very well. He truly looks the part as he should being the king and the ultimate warrior of warriors.

300 Storm
King Leonidas and his sexy army

Yet, the true star of the movie is neither the scenery nor the actors, it is the war and the movie certainly does not disappoint us there. The depiction of the battle is epic and awesome. Engaged in fierce battle, the Spartan warriors are a wonder to look at. Movements are filled with drama and emphasis due to the movie’s liberal use of slow and stop motion. The battle scenes almost seem like it was a ballet of heightened intensity aptly draped in velvet color of blood.

300 One Against Many

300 Battle Pose
Warfare never looked this good

Overall, I highly enjoyed the movie and it does what it is supposed to, it entertains. Submit yourself to a willing suspension of belief and enjoy this visually stunning, artistic, and breathtaking whirlwind of violence; it is a movie about warfare after all.

I highly recommend it as I can proudly say that I got my money’s worth, but then I would pay just to see the gorgeous bodies.

If you haven’t watched the movie yet, stop reading and go watch it now!


10 Responses to “Movie Review: 300 – Heavenly Bodies”

  1. 1 Helen
    March 12, 2007 at 9:35 am

    hahaha. yes. we’ll watch it tomorrow 😛

    my lola didnt like it.. though my lolo did! =)

  2. March 12, 2007 at 9:39 am

    @Helen shouldn’t it be the other way around? lol… 300 reasons for your lola to like it XD

  3. 3 aYa_sToRm
    March 12, 2007 at 9:47 am

    hwoo00ooww!!! it was like i was also in a war reading this entry.. i was covered in blood due to massive nosebleeds.. =P

  4. 4 dru
    March 12, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    @aYa_sToRm: You’re so gay..! hehehe!

    The movie was nice. The sceneries were portrayed artistically.

    “I had to say it!”
    “We’ll fight in the shade.”

    The form of their thrust was also very nice! In the action for a thrust, their shield moves to their back to protect them from backstabbers.

    Amazing amazing amazing! 😀

  5. March 12, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    I loved everything about it. Well, except maybe I wanted Xerxes to have died as well. I’d like to see this movie in an IMAX theatre one day. The action scenes were one of the coolest I’ve ever seen, even better compared to the matrix. heheh

  6. 6 mimiguille
    March 13, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Ahoo!!! (or whatever it is they were shouting) I agree with all of you. It was like a moving painting. Superb artistry is everywhere! I especially like the dance of the Oracle, how her clothing flows like she is under water and the contrast of her auburn hair to the whole somewhat saturated scene…really nice. I really didn’t expect that I’ll like the movie this much. I thought it was too barbaric, but well even in warfare there is art! (*char*)

  7. 7 mimiguille
    March 13, 2007 at 9:57 am

    oh by the way! I really like your review chi. The composition and manipulation of words are very good (as expected)! You were able to put in all of what I felt about the movie.

  8. March 13, 2007 at 11:11 am

    @mimiguille *char* lol XD

  9. March 15, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    w00t! hotties galore XD

    Great review~! makes me want to watch it all the more! >o

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