I had originally planed to watch this movie tomorrow night but when one of my friends told me he was going to Carib to buy tickets early before the crowd, I couldn’t help but slip my money to him as well when the excitement took over. The theatre was packed to the brim and before the movie even started I could hear the excitement in the theatre as most people were chatting about their favourite scenes and sounds from the various trailers and sneak peeks that have been out for about 6 months now. I was getting crazy when the lights dimmed because of the seemingly endless showing of commercials and then previews of movies to come (except TMNT), but then the lights went completely off, the screen expanded and I buckled up for the best ride I had in the genre since Troy. History says that in the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing overwhelming odds, their sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against the Persian enemy.
No doubt about it this movie was a visual masterpiece, with scenes, sounds, costumes, expressions and acting that will go down as one of the greatest ever, it is almost impossible to believe that most of it was filmed in a studio in Montreal, Canada using bluescreens and digital backlot techniques. I don’t want to get into too much details on the plot of the film seeing that it was recently recently released but I welcome your comments. Oh and the modern Persian (Iran) is quite upset about this film and I don’t blame them especially with the current political mood internationally. Hell I’d probably lose it if one of my people, ancient as otherwise was portrayed as the fashion Idol of Rupaul and Dennis Rodman.