300

300

DVD - 2007
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Retells the Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Three 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: Three hundred [DVD]

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JihadiConservative
May 13, 2017

Yes, the action sequences are fine and it is a quotable movie, but throughout the only thing on my mind is how epic it would've been if Mel Gibson had directed it.

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Schoolgurl95
Dec 16, 2015

Good movie. I really liked the visuals. Lena Headey is stunning!

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DesLi
Nov 25, 2015

Vary good movie technology - visual effect. Entertaining! Caveat: There are a few sex scenes. So, watch with your kids if you let your kids to watch it.

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Nursebob
Feb 06, 2015

Zack Snyder creates a glorious CGI vision of ancient Greece in this rewrite of the Battle of Thermopylae that is devoid of historical accuracy but heavy on the comic book gore. Through the use of post production wizardry he melds live action with virtual sets to give us a film whose washed out colours and golden lustre recall the graphic novel on which it is based. When Spartan king Leonidas (Gerard Butler, not even trying to mask his Scottish brogue) finds his meagre forces grossly outnumbered by a vast Persian army led by the elaborately effeminate King Xerxes, he and his men defy the odds and hold their own for three days before finally being defeated; a defeat which was later avenged at Plataea. Snyder brings the heat of battle to vivid life with endless fountains of blood, dripping swords and graphic decapitations. He also employs a strong element of the fantastic as grotesque creatures and mythical beasts threaten our heroes from every side only to be defeated in the most outrageous examples of military hyperbole; yet there is a certain grandiose nobility to the proceedings that demands to be taken seriously. This is a testosterone-drenched fantasy epic overflowing with bellicose male posturing and endless vistas of half-naked beefcake; Butler looks especially edible with his full beard and little furry jockstrap. Part adolescent reverie, part macho wet dream, and wholly entertaining.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 31, 2014

War is awesome! And smooth-chested!

Froster Nov 29, 2014

Big pecs. CGI abs. Lots of man skirts. NO acting chops to be found anywhere. And the real 300, that legendary "Army of Lovers" would have a HISSY fit if they knew about the homophobia espoused in their honor. HOO-BOY! Who left the salami out of the fridge?

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jazeebelle
Oct 21, 2014

This is a fun watch. The effects are supercool and it's a great escape movie. Recommended for those days you just want a fun action (but not bombs, not boobs, real action) movie.

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dwky
Apr 10, 2014

THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Siavash96
Feb 25, 2014

Although the story line was not too interesting, and not everything was completely explained. I appreciated the look of the movie 300, and a few scenes were pretty memorable and memorizing, however after I finished watching it I really had no urge to ever see it again, or even replay scenes. For me this was a little over the top, the violence was ridiculously excessive, and it wasn't historically accurate. Although I generally like Greek mythology and find it interesting, there needs to be more depth than there is here. The mythology seemed offsetting as it just was not as believable or accurate as I would have liked it to have been. Instead it's just a bunch of muscular warriors screaming about war, preparing for war, and making war. Never really making the viewer invested in characters, as I never did really care about the outcome, and was never the least emotionally involved. Frankly for certain scenes of this movie I was bored with the plot as it was predictable, and it seems they just attempted to entertain the viewer with over the top visual effects. However this movie may be great for those whom are looking to way a cheesy macho guy flick, as it does a great job of that. It seems like this is the demographic it was intended for, as the cover for the dvd has blood spelling out the title. I would rate this movie a 2.5 out of 5, and recommend if you are going to watch it, that you don’t take the story to seriously as the movie is mainly about the awesome gore, violence, and visual effects.

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ScribbleboyP
Dec 07, 2013

THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! duhnuhnuhnuhnuhnuhnuhnuhnuhnuhn

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Schoolgurl95
Dec 16, 2015

King Leonidas: Then what must a king do to save his world when the very laws he has sworn to protect force him to do nothing?
Queen Gorgo: It is not a question of what a Spartan citizen should do, nor a husband, nor a king. Instead, ask yourself, my dearest love, what should a free man do?

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Schoolgurl95
Dec 16, 2015

Queen Gorgo: Spartan!
King Leonidas: Yes, my lady?
Queen Gorgo: Come back with your shield...or on it.
King Leonidas: Yes, my lady.

EuSei Sep 07, 2015

Queen Gorgo: [having stabbed Theron and while holding sword into his body] This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I am not your Queen!

EuSei Sep 07, 2015

Dilios: We did what we were trained to do, what we were bred to do, what we were born to do!

Blue_Fox_87 Sep 22, 2012

THIS IS SPARTAAAAA!!!!!

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Andrew6359
Mar 28, 2012

Persian: A thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun!
Stelios: Then we will fight in the shade.

codyedgemon Jan 31, 2012

This is SPARTA!!!!

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povoski
Jan 25, 2013

Other: The Gregory Heights copy of this is NOT widescreen. It is fullscreen; which means it is cut off on the sides to fit older style TV's.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 28, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 28, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 28, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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pie
Jun 26, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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