Spartan Invasion

Along with Batman: Year One, 300 is probably my favorite graphic novel from Frank Miller. That's why, as I've announced a couple months ago, I was thrilled to learn that it was made into a movie. Now that it has invaded the theatres, I didn't wait any longer and went out to watch it.

Frank Miller's 300 is based on the story of the Greek historian, Herodotus, on how King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans stood against the -thousands strong- Persian army of Xerxes. While the graphic novel might be the fantasized version of the real deal, it still retains much of the history. As for the film, director Zack Snyder kept it faithful to the graphic novel. Too faithful, in fact, that the color and flow of the film are almost comic-like. The only downside is: the characters didn't have much to say because the story is narrated, much like in the graphic novel.

I wouldn't say that 300 is a good film, but it's fun and has plenty of eye candy. The non-stop, highly choreographed, and bloody action scenes will probably sate most of the audiences. If not, then I'm sure Queen Gorgo's and the Oracle's stiff nipples will definitely warm the male audiences, and the ladies will have their fill with highly defined grecian abs.