Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Captain Oveur: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?
While not exactly a gladiator movie, 300 has more sweaty buff men than a Waylon Smithers wet dream. Even though it's slightly campy and a little slow in places, 300 is great fun, visually spectacular and highly, highly fictionalized. If you have any interest in it you will probably love it. Be sure to see on the big screen, the sound and the visuals alone are worth the price of admission.
There is some obvious political commentary in 300 that is supportive of the war in Iraq. I'd be interested in how a liberal might view it, Dexter be sure to let us know.
The friendly folks in Iran have their shorts in knot over how the Persians are portrayed, which in truth is not so flattering. The Persians in 300 are so over blown they are barely human. Iranians attribute this to some Governmental smear campaign against them, if only. A more realistic reason is that 300 is a film adaptation of a frigging comic book, which are kind of known for their overblown caricatures.

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