Oh. My. God. Mild Spoilers only. Okay to read if you haven’t seen the film yet.
Wow. You know, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a visually stunning movie, but 300 did it. (And no, I haven’t seen Sin City, but it’s on my netflix.) The special fx and the cinematography and the direction were all just outstanding and that’s without even going into the story or acting. Just whoa. Seriously. And if you have the option of seeing it in DLP (Digital Light something) DO IT!. I felt like I was wearing glasses, the view was so sharp and crisp.
The acting was so incredible across the board that I can’t say any one person stood out, though of course Gerard Butler as King Leonidis and Vincent Regan as Captain were absolutely phenomenal. Ah hell, they were all phenomenal. They all deserve awards though, because of the violence, I doubt that will happen.
I won’t say anything about the story except that if you know the legend, then you know what happens. And if you don’t know, shame on ya! ;o)
I’ll do a more detailed review in a couple of weeks when more people have seen it so as not to worry about spoilers.
What are you waiting for? GO! See it NOW!