Saturday, March 10, 2007

Gory Goodness

Last night we dropped the kids off with the Redneck Parents (CB's fam) and headed off to see the movie 300. I knew it was going to be a gorefest, but I am obsessed with all things ancient Greek, so I was game.

Even though I knew it was going to be bloody, I was not prepared for all the beheadings. Which I can totally appreciate because it's authentic, but I spent a good ten minutes of the movie with my eyes covered. Yeesh.

So, if you can get past the fake blood, I highly recommend this movie. It's got a tish of a romance feel to it with the relationship between King Leonitas and his queen, but it's full of reminders about what it's really like to love your country and to want to fight for what you believe in.

Sparta was a unique society without all the Hollywood-ness the book this movie was based on added to it, but for the first time in a long time, I actually appreciated the Hollywood-izing. For example, the Spartans went out to battle in just a cod piece and a cape (which makes for yummy eye candy, but anyone with even general knowledge of ancient Greece knows that the soldiers went out with some sort of armor. But, without the armor, you could really see the athleticism in their fighting style. Think part ballet, part javelin tosser. It was INSANE.

Add into it the yumminess that is Gerard Butler (along with 300 other half-naked muscle-bound men, and it is the epitome of a date movie. Action for the boys, eye candy and romance for the girls. All in all a great show.

3 comments:

Trace said...

I haven't heard about this movie, but I am sold! Anything with some action, romance and is a good perv-fest is my kind of movie! :)

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