Friday, April 3, 2015

300 (2006)





Prepare for IMAX Glory


THE PLOT (9 stars – Excellent)
Great adaptation!  Almost precise with Frank Miller's 1998 comic material.  Most illustrations are accurately translated in silver screen.  As Spartans strategically fight against Persians, this is one war epic that is truly unique, original and entertaining.  Well-edited, no dull moment.


THE PERFORMANCE (8 stars – Very Good)
Good cast - from the brave queen, crazy warriors, desperate Ephialtes, to eccentric Xerxes.  Traitor Theron is the most convincing.  Butler's Leonidas is effective on battles especially the dramatic ending.  Minor nuisance on bit “slur”, trying hard voice of narrator Wenham.


THE PRODUCTION (10 stars – Perfect)
Everything is perfect!  From visuals, lyrical lines, cinematography, to action sequences (enjoys the slo-mo effect - it gives more depth and drama to scenes).  Every image, every fiber is crisp and crystal clear.  Thanks to IMAX!  A feast to the eyes.



OVERALL SCORE
(9 + 8 + 10) / 3 = 9.00
9/10 points = Excellent



OTHER CRITICS

1.  All Rovi
     = 3.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by Jeremy Wheeler)
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (based on 41 users)

2.  Amazon
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (based on 1,200 users)

3.  Box Office Mojo
     = B+ stars (based on 4,480 users)

4.  Film Critic
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by Sean O'Connell)
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (based on users)

5.  IMDB
     = 7.8/10.0 stars (based on 261,690 users)

6.  Metacritic
     = 51/100 points (based on 35 critics)
     = 7.0/10.0 points (based on 890 users)

7.  MRQE
     = 68/100 points (based on critics)

8.  MSN Movies
     = 3.0/5.0 stars (based on critics)
     = 4.5/5.0 stars (based on 2,545 users)

9.  Rotten Tomatoes
     = 60/100 points (based on 223 critics)
     = 90/100 points (based on 1,307,172 users)

10.  Yahoo Movies
     = B (based on 13 critics)
     = B (based on 97,908 users)



THE GIST
Without focusing on the gory part (of course, what would you expect in a war film?), this flick is an instant classic.  As if I'm watching a 100 year-old movie.  :)



EXTRA STUFF

1.  CAUGHT QUOTE

"Give them nothing...

but take from them everything."
- Leonides



2.  INTERESTING CHARACTER

"Exotic" Xerxes



3.  TEASER SCENE

 - "Come and get them!"



4.  MOVIE TRAILER





5.  NUMBER TRACKER

Production Budget                                $65.0 M
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Domestic Gross               $210.6 M
Foreign Gross                  $245.5 M
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Worldwide Gross                                 $456.1 M
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Profit                                                  $391.1 M



6.  ACCOLADES (BEST AND WORST)

MTV Movie Awards, USA
Winner:                    - Best Fight
Nominated:              - Best Movie
                               - Best Performance (Gerard Butler)
                               - Best Villain (Rodrigo Santoro)
                               - Breakthrough Performance (Lena Headey)

People's Choice Awards, USA
Nominated:             - Favorite Action Movie

SAG Awards, USA (Screen Actors Guild)
Nominated:             - Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble
                                 in a Motion Picture

Saturn Awards, USA
(Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films)
Winner:                   - Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
                              - Best Director (Zack Snyder)
Nominated:             - Best Actor (Gerard Butler)
                              - Best Costume
                              - Best Make-Up
                              - Best Music
                              - Best Special Effects
                              - Best Supporting Actor (David Wenham)
                              - Best Supporting Actress (Lena Headey)
                              - Best Writing

Teen Choice Awards, USA
Nominated:             - Choice Movie Actress:  Action Adventure (Lena Headsey)
                              - Choice Movie: Action Adventure
                              - Choice Movie:  Rumble (The Spartans Vs. The Immortals)




4 comments:

  1. Meow...purr... (interpreter: Thanks 'tol!)

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  2. Ava Jean Aldovino NegrilloSeptember 4, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    Love it! :)

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  3. Awooo! (interpreter: Thanks Ms. Ava Jean Aldovino Negrillo for all your support. Your inspiring words will linger to my brainwaves as a reminder to continue this noble work.)

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