'300' Movie Review
Prepare for Glory!!!!!!!!!!
Just attended a private screening of 300 earlier this week and boy, was it bloody. Bloody fantastic!!! Standout performances from the entire cast including Gerard Butler (King Leonidas), Lena Headey (Queen Gorgo), Dominic West (Theron), and Rodrigo Santoro (Xerxes).
300 is the second graphic novel by Frank Miller to hit the silver screen and is stylized similarly as the first (2005′s Sin City). This time around, the story is more compelling. There are amazing Lord of the Rings-ish battle scenes, witty banter, comical moments (King Leonidas bites into an apple right after a battle scene) and tender scenes between the king the queen. (Gerard Butler fans, the luck of the Scottish will bring you Gerard‘s posterior in all its glory.)
So far, 300 has garnered an unheard of 100% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s what some of top reviewers had to say:
- “A blustery, bombastic, visually arresting account of the Battle of Thermopylae as channeled through the rabid imagination of graphic novelist Frank Miller.” — Variety
- “Frank Miller’s graphic novel about an ancient Greek battle comes to vivid life.” — Hollywood Reporter
- “In between all the blood and guts, 300′s careful costuming and sensuous style is intensely erotic.” — CinemaBlend
Gerard was also interviewed on Friday on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Queen Latifah was flirting with him the whole time saying things like, ‘You shave your whole body alone?’ Hubba, hubba. Watch the video below!
Gerard will be making a Monday appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Set your TiVo’s now!
300 opens in theaters (including IMAX) nationwide on Friday, March 9.
Gerard Butler – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 3/2