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Anyone buy 300 today?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheKey, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    I did. Picked it up at Blockbuster. Then I got home, and found out Circuit City had it on sale for 13.99! Bad luck I guess. I just watched it for the 4th time and it was awesome, one of the best I've ever seen. I'd reccomend anyone going to buy it.
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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  3. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    I'm going to rent it($4 or $5) from Blockbuster then copy it like I always do ;)


    I got the power :D
  4. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    That's illegal. I hope you get caught :p:
  5. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    It's not important. Pretty overrated movie, if you ask me.
  6. Laker24diehard

    Laker24diehard New Member

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    Yeah I loved that movie! Nothing but action and shows nothing but pride and toughness! Sparta!!!!!!
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    You do know that the movie is NOTHING like what really happened, right?
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    And? :lmao:
  9. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Yeah, I bought one, got the HD version.
  10. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    300 Virgins.
  11. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I wouldn't say that it was NOTHING like what really happened.

    The basic structure of the story is fairly accurate, but aspects were over-dramatized and creative license was taken for obvious reasons.

    What are your main objections?
  12. MrMom

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    yeah, it had cool visuals, but the dialogue had to be some of the cheesiest you'll ever here. and the acting was very meh. not much in the way of character development either, but i do understand it was a pure action movie. i just hate the way i hear people hyping it and proclaiming it's utter greatness.

    i did enjoy it, though. i saw it on the imax when it came out. very cool. first movie i've ever seen on the imax.
  13. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    :signmast:

    What he said.

    For me, this was the best pure action movie (other than Batman Begins, which I missed in theaters) I've seen in the past three years.

    And to go even further, that's the first movie in three or four years I've come out saying to myself, "now that was awesome."

    And to answer the lack of character development - it's an action movie! Did Indiana Jones go through a character arc? How about Gladiator?
  14. burmafrd

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  15. MrMom

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    actually, yes. Indiana did have character development. and gladiator had far more character development than leonidas did. so, your point it moot.

    i stated in my previous post i understand it's an action movie, and i understand it didn't need to have much depth to it, but i'm just tired of hearing about the 'greatness' of it.

    it just felt very rushed to me. the persians are coming! okay, let's go fight! <insert very cool action scenes>, <insert a lame story of corrupt politics back home>, everyone communicates with different accents, everyone dies...ho-hum.

    i wasn't expecting much more than that, it's by far the worst of frank miller's graphic novels, and i was satisfied with the movie. the visuals were outstanding. it was a solid 2 stars, but like i've stated a bunch of times, i'm just tired of all the hype and the proclaiming of greatness this movie has received.
  16. Danny White

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    Yes, the movie was inaccurate in many areas... I don't think anyone is arguing that this was a documentary. But to say that it was NOTHING like the actual battle is a stretch as well.

    Here's a good report of the actual Battle of Thermopylae, and it's easy to see that the general plot structure, while grossly oversimplified, is very recognizable in the movie.

    http://www.historynet.com/magazines/military_history/3038411.html
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I guess I am a little more demanding when talking about accuracy.
  18. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    You must hate movies that are based on historical events, then, since most all take factual liberties.

    Ultimately, this movie was based on a comic book, which was itself inspired by a movie from the 1960s... so anyone going to see it looking for a historical documentary is going to be a bit disappointed.
  19. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    What? Burm, where you expecting a movie to display nothing but facts?

    Its a movie. Its not claiming to be a documentary. Its claiming to be a movie. Its for entertainment purposes.

    Only you would complain about such stupidity.
  20. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Huh?

    Character development is about character change. When the movie ends, can you say that the character is different than when we first met him? If the character is exactly the same at the end of the movie as he was at the beginning, then there is little to no character development.

    Indiana Jones is exactly the same at the beginning as he is at the end of every movie. His character is constant. Those are some of my all time favorite movies, but they aren't about character development. They're about action, adventure, great characters, the hat, the whip, Nazis, amazing stunts, great story, funny lines and scenes. But the only movie where he changes at all is in Last Crusade when he is somewhat reconciled with his dad. In Raiders there is a little bit when he does the same with Marion. Temple I don't see much. In all of them he treats women the same, he still fights for what's right, he is no-nonsense about what he does. It's like James Bond - he doesn't change, just the "Bond girl" in the film and the locations/McGuffin. He is who he is. That is not really character development.

    That is 99&#37; of action movies.

    One example of an action movie with character development would be the first Lethal Weapon. Riggs goes from suicidal at the beginning to accepting of his wife's death and moving on with a new friendship with Murtaugh by the end of the movie, after loads of good action.

    Sorry, but I'm going to need more than "yes it does" to be convinced.

    Also, how is Gladiator any different? Maximus's motivation from beginning to end is revenge and taking down the emperor who killed his family, at the cost of his life. That doesn't change throughout the movie. His character stays true to himself and what he believes in.

    I don't see how that is "far more character development" than 300 where their sole motivation is to defend their city-state from the Persians, at the cost of their lives. Seems very similar to me.

    But maybe that's where we differ. You call 300 overrated. I think the same about Gladiator, a good movie when it came out in theaters during the summer of 2000, but I was shocked that it won best picture. But then, what competition did it have? It was good, but kind of bland, and pumped as much greater than it really is.

    A good example of a Russell Crowe movie is A Beautiful Mind. John Nash starts out brilliant but arrogant and essentially friendless at the beginning, he meets his future wife and starts to become friendlier, then goes nuts and has to deal with that, until finally at the end he's teaching at a university (when he never attended classes as a student), puts his wife before himself, and deals with his mental demons and ends with him receiving the Nobel Prize. That is character development.

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