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Old 02-28-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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300 (Pure movie pwnage!)

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That looks sooooo amazing!
Frank Millar stuff kicks ass, but I didn't like the Sin City movie that much, cause I thought it was a bit over the top...

If you want to know more about 300, Click Here for the IMDb page on it...



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Old 02-28-2007, 01:54 PM   #2
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Old news.

But yeah It's going to be an awesome movie. The bizarre orgy scene is the one I'm looking forward too most.

It's the movie I'm 2nd most hyped about. I'm more hyped about Spider-man 3.

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Old 02-28-2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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Its definitely one of my most looked forward to movies. Can't wait to see it.


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Old 02-28-2007, 02:04 PM   #4
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Old news.
Then why didn't anyone post it here before? Huh? You held this knowledge and didn't tell me? Why???



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Old 02-28-2007, 02:09 PM   #5
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bah, Pirates 3 and Spiderman 3 will be better films.

i'm still looking forward to it, though, mostly because the Greek/Roman period of history fascinates me for some reason.


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Old 02-28-2007, 02:23 PM   #6
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Then why didn't anyone post it here before? Huh? You held this knowledge and didn't tell me? Why???
I didn't wanna spoil it for ya

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Oh and the 2nd trailer with better quality can be found here.


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Old 02-28-2007, 05:52 PM   #7
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The best part is it's coming out in Imax! Huge screen, tons of gore....Boo Ya!


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Old 02-28-2007, 08:23 PM   #8
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Faramir is in it! :O

Yeah, the movie looks pretty damn awesome. Though, I think it will be rated 18A up here in Canada. But, I'll try to see one way or the other.


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Old 03-01-2007, 02:14 AM   #9
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For those of you that live near a Best Buy, I picked up a DVD with 30 minutes of behind the scenes stuff (that will most likely be on the 2-disc DVD that comes out in a few months) for $9.99. The best part was that it came with a free movie ticket to see 300 when it comes out.
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Dunno too much about the movie, but I did see a poster of it a week or so ago. The poster was sort of scary, but this trailer is utterly awesome.


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Old 03-01-2007, 05:33 AM   #11
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For those of you that live near a Best Buy, I picked up a DVD with 30 minutes of behind the scenes stuff (that will most likely be on the 2-disc DVD that comes out in a few months) for $9.99. The best part was that it came with a free movie ticket to see 300 when it comes out.
That kicks ass!
Bloody Yanks get all the fun GRRR!!!



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Old 03-01-2007, 06:32 AM   #12
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I'd better save up...to go and watch it twenty times in a row!

Artwork is awesome. It really does look 'dark novel'-like, sams as Sin City. Can't wait to see it.

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bah, Pirates 3 and Spiderman 3 will be better films.
Spiderman will be better, no doubt. But Pirates seems a risky bet. The end of Dead man's Chest was quit disturbing, imo. I don't know about that one.

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Old 03-01-2007, 06:59 AM   #13
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I just hope that it's far less of a letdown than Troy.


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Old 03-01-2007, 07:27 AM   #14
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Well, that's not a hard thing to achieve, for one it doesn't have Brad Pitt...



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Old 03-01-2007, 07:34 AM   #15
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It wasn't Pitt that ruined that film for me; he's usually pretty entertaining. It was the utter lack of mythology in the film that killed it. I was expecting a cool portrayal of The Iliad. Needless to say: I didn't get it.


"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:42 AM   #16
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Yeah that too lol, I wanted to see Zeus kick some behind! And more Gods interfering like they did in those stories...



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Old 03-01-2007, 08:36 AM   #17
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Troy had good actors (Pitt and Boromir ) and good action. But it was still dissappointing to me, mainly because of the lack of atmosphere.

Anyway, 300 is going to be awesome. I just love the dark intense style of the trailer...if the movie is like that, it will be great!
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:51 AM   #18
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Its from the creators of SIN CITY ,right? Then its gonna be an awesome movie, can wait to see it!!


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Old 03-01-2007, 10:29 AM   #19
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...but I didn't like the Sin City movie that much, cause I thought it was a bit over the top...
lolz....maybe you shouldnt see this either !! They are using huge slathers of creative licence when they are stating that 300 spartans defeated a million persians...(sure to get a cheer from Western audiences )

This is all inspired by actual historical battles, but the numbers were not so... "over the top" shall we say

Im looking forward to this for the visuals.... the actual details you can catch in a book or The History Channel

btw, is it me or does the main dude(playing Xerxes?) in it have a scottish accent ?? that is quite giggleworthy

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Old 03-01-2007, 10:34 AM   #20
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I meant over the top visually, the mix of black n white with a few colours thrown in made my head kinda spin...



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Old 03-01-2007, 10:38 AM   #21
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I meant over the top visually, the mix of black n white with a few colours thrown in made my head kinda spin...
Well it was meant to be a 'live action comic book'

Just saw that trailer again.........art history students will appreciate alot of the references Miller(and the cinematographer) have put together.... That scene with the ship in the trailer being one of the more obvious ones

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Old 03-01-2007, 10:52 AM   #22
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Im looking forward to this for the visuals.... the actual details you can catch in a book or The History Channel
Oh yes, I'm after the visuals, too. Actually, it's the visuals and the art deisgn that have got me hooked onto this. Wouldn't give a damn about the movie otherwise.


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Old 03-01-2007, 11:04 AM   #23
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Troy had good actors (Pitt and Boromir )
Why would you consider Pitt to be a good actor? I mean, he was clearly cast just for eye candy so that 13 year old girls would go and see him show off his muscles in Troy.

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Old 03-01-2007, 11:55 AM   #24
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This is all inspired by actual historical battles, but the numbers were not so... "over the top" shall we say
To be fair, it is based on the graphic novel which is based on the actual events. So if it is over the top (and it is), it is because the novel was so.

No harm, no foul I say.

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Trust the Scots to be the bearded loud mouth fighters eh!? Looks like a good movie...but hey anything is better than Troy...


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Old 03-02-2007, 12:54 AM   #26
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You know at the screening of 300. Before the movie starts, during those lovely trailers that we get to watch before the film, there is suppose to be a new Spiderman 3 trailer coming out.

Though, I'm kinda of want to see Pirates III a bit more, but I want to see both a lot, nonetheless.

Anyway, everybody I talk to about this film and those who have seen the trailer for it, want to see. Including me, so I'm sure this film while to exception in theatres.


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Old 03-02-2007, 02:02 AM   #27
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(Pitt and Boromir )
Bormir is called Sean Bean! Geeze!

I lurves this show already. I will be seeing it on opening day, as will my friends. And it will be good.


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Old 03-02-2007, 05:49 AM   #28
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To be fair, it is based on the graphic novel which is based on the actual events. So if it is over the top (and it is), it is because the novel was so.

No harm, no foul I say.
lolz.... even with the "based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller at the start" ... Im just concerned that excitable and misinformed types will think it's akin to what may have actually happenned...300 muscular white guys killed 1,000,000 arabs

foul I say!

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lolz.... even with the "based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller at the start" ... Im just concerned that excitable and misinformed types will think it's akin to what may have actually happenned...300 muscular white guys killed 1,000,000 arabs
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They don't win in the end, just like in the actual battle of Thermopylae.


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Old 03-02-2007, 06:50 AM   #30
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Astro, the numbers were like 2.4 million... but only 100,000 or so actually participated in the battle, and even then at 10,000 numbers at a time.

But still, 300 > 10,000 is a good bit. Even if they are turtling in the mountains.

and also: Brad Pitt is a really good actor.




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Old 03-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #31
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There's probably some measure of exaggeration in it, even in the historical texts...It did happen about 2500 years ago after all, a lot can happen to information in that time, you just have to look at small town gossip to know what I mean...
The Spartans are known as fearsome fighters though, I'm just saying the numbers might not be the most accurate.



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I think the number 300 is correct, I'll look into it, but the all spartans died in that fight, but it lowered the number of soldiers in the the Persian army, and delayed them for days.

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Click Here From wiki about the movie, not very reliable, but better than nothing.

Click Here For some information about the Leader of the Spartans, Leonidas.

Click Here For some information about Sparta, also from wikipedia.

Click Here For details about the battle of Thermopylae, the battle featured in 300.

Hope this info is useful.



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I'll prolly go see this movie.
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Bormir is called Sean Bean! Geeze!
Actually, the character's name was Faramir and the actor's name is David Wenham
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Sez you. Boromir's name is Sean Bean and that's that.

Supposedly there were actually about 7000 greeks, but after they discovered they'd been sold out most of them retreated. That left only the 300 Spartans and about 700 Thespians to hold the pass. The Persians, on the other hand, had anywhere from 400 000 troops to 2 641 000. Records are not too accurate, ehehe. Regardless of the actual number, they were hugely outnumbered so the film is gonna be great.


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lolz.... even with the "based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller at the start" ... Im just concerned that excitable and misinformed types will think it's akin to what may have actually happenned...300 muscular white guys killed 1,000,000 arabs

foul I say!

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Well, it does have monsters in it, so I'm not sure how accurate people are going to think it is. But if they do, well, that's their problem.

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The movie will definitely not portray the event from a historical point of view, but I still think the movie is good enough for me to go and watch it when it starts showing.

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...But if they do, well, that's their problem.....
it would be a problem indeed primeski

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it would be a problem indeed...
This reminds me of an argument I had with my fathers wife about the movie Munich. I said "Munich is a good spy drama" she said "Munich is the worse movie because no one knows what really happened, it's all just lies" I replied "It is a movie, inspired by an actual event, it's not a documentary, it's as real as the James Bond movies. How accurate it is to the actual events is not the issue of it being a good movie or not" and she responded "This is a horrible movie filled with lies..." and the discussion ended because there was no point to keep it going.

300 is an action-adventure movie meant to entertain and neither Munich nor 300 are documentaries; but fanciful, entertaining interpretations of events long ago. They're just as real as Star Wars. So as long as they're not shown in school on the history lessons, then they're nothing to worry about. So let's just enjoy the ride.


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I dunno...even I will concede that 300 and Munich are totally different... they way the movie is presented is a key factor. Munich isnt full of stylised visuals and direction, or monsters for that matter.

Now, if Munich had 'Based on the prejudices of Steven Spielberg' in the opening titles, then we'd know to take the story with a grain of salt, rather than wondering what parallels it has with the actual events that, unlike the Persian Wars, still within living memory.

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