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Yay... finally watched 300. Actually did it 2 weeks ago. Was just too lazy to do a write up about it..... Booked the tix in advance for a 1030 am show at IMAX Adlabs. Did not want to end up seeing a house full sign and getting skinned after dragging the lil one out of bed that early. got to Adlabs at 10 [:p] was spooky seeing that place that deserted. anyway.. this was one of the few times that I have been in a theater before the start of a Movie. The shocker was though the movie had been released only the day before, the hall was EMPTY... woo hoo.... there were a max of 20 odd people.... the movie was an awesome experience though at times the whole liberty and freedom and justice dialogs bugged the hell out of me. I mean why does anyone want morals and the freedom of the world thrown into such a nice crazily violent movie.....

The movie starts off with a history/cultural studies lesson introducing you to the Spartan lifestyle. Quite a brutal introduction... As it progresses blah blah.....

Okay... that is it. The movie is not about history, or morals or ideals. What it is about is very well done CGI, brutally gory bloodshed, lots of fights with lots of blood, chopped limbs and thrusting spears finding their mark. The fights have been beautifully choreographed , making them seem almost like a ballet performance (not that I have seen one of those). Some of the sequences seem straight out of a comic book (and that is with good reason, most of the movie has been shot in bluescreen), and that makes the experience all the more worthwhile. The soundtrack also is great, and if you are the type who sits till the last of the credits roll off the screen you are in for a treat.....

The bad stuff... Well, I might get my butt kicked for this but did they really have to have all those guys prowling around in their lil furry chaddis???? Wasn't there more armor and stuff that they used to wear around then?? Seemed a lil gay to me.......
The fight sequences sometimes got a little repetitive.... How many times would you want to see a spear go through a human body and then see the blood splatter around.... The storyline/plot was a little thin too.

All said and done, quite a brilliant movie, provided you are not expecting the story of the century with true to life details. If you want some nice entertainment with great visuals and a good soundtrack and are not queasy around limbs getting lopped off, gallons of blood flowing, dead bodies everywhere, including some impaled on spears etc. etc. this one is for you.

Score 4/5

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