Today, after months of anticipation, I finally saw 300.
I was severely disappointed.
It’s an adaptation of a graphic novel, so I didn’t expect much depth, but there was virtually no character development and was like watching a sequence of cut scenes from a really good video game.
I was so bored after the first hour that I almost left. I’m glad I stayed to see the ending, because one of the final shots is as beautiful as any I’ve seen in a film, but overall, I found myself regretting the time and money I lost seeing this movie.
I did appreciate the production quality of the film, with the exception of the heavy metal battle music and Xerxes’ voice, which sounded cheesy and overly processed. Other than that, the set design, costuming, cinematography, and audio was all very good.
I’ve cooled down since I left the theater, but my immediate review to a friend was this:
Total garbage bullsh*t. Visually great, acted marginally well, but thought it was as throw-away as any episode of Too Close For Comfort.