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I just saw it and boy does it...
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300
Topic by: artifex
Posted: March 8, 2007 - 1:29 PM PST
Last Reply: April 11, 2007 - 8:46 PM PDT

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author topic: 300
artifex
post #1  on March 8, 2007 - 1:29 PM PST  
I'll hopefully be catching this at a DLP Cinema tomorrow. The visuals look so cool, I don't care if the comic book version of the story is out there. But that version won awards, so it can't be too weird, anyway.
NLee
post #2  on March 8, 2007 - 3:05 PM PST  
I saw the "Making of..." special promo on the History Channel yesterday. The whole movie strikes me as an endless stream of video game cut scenes. The computer-generated monochromatic lighting effect is anonying. Too many slow-motion shots. Everybody talks in over-dramatic tones...

But then again, maybe you'll enjoy it if you are into watching ten muscle guys dressed in short shorts and long capes. (the other 290 were probably replicated using cut-and-paste)
artifex
post #3  on March 8, 2007 - 3:47 PM PST  
> On March 8, 2007 - 3:05 PM PST NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I saw the "Making of..." special promo on the History Channel yesterday. The whole movie strikes me as an endless stream of video game cut scenes. The computer-generated monochromatic lighting effect is anonying. Too many slow-motion shots. Everybody talks in over-dramatic tones...
>
> But then again, maybe you'll enjoy it if you are into watching ten muscle guys dressed in short shorts and long capes. (the other 290 were probably replicated using cut-and-paste)
>
> ---------------------------------

I'm crushed!

No, really, I probably should have seen that, if it gave you that impression. I'll find out soon enough.
Battie
post #4  on March 8, 2007 - 5:07 PM PST  
Omg, you didn't! *faints* The whole point of the flick is for it to be dramatic, over-the-top, eye-catching visuals, etc. The trailers, to me, look gorgeous.

Besides...Michael Fassbender.

Gerard Butler ain't bad either, and my grandmother was talking about some other guy in the film that was being interviewed on one of her shows. (Think she was talking about Rodrigo Santoro.)

*hisses at NLee* How can you not desperately want to see 300? Ack! I'm going to attempt emotionally blackmail on my brother. He didn't show for my birthday or give me a gift, so afterwards, I told him to make it up to me by taking me to a movie. X) I'm collecting!

I just looked for tickets to an IMAX showing...sold out for Friday and all through Saturday except for the 12:15 am show on Sunday. *giggles* I made a bet with my grandmother..I win!
Battie
post #5  on March 8, 2007 - 5:15 PM PST  
AMC30 is showing "No Passes" for 300 all through Tuesday (and after that, there's no information). *sniff*
artifex
post #6  on March 8, 2007 - 8:03 PM PST  
Battie, I'm probably going to the Cinemark on Legacy, which has some DLP showings. That will probably be better than IMAX, actually. As of right now the Cinemark site is still allowing orders on all showtimes for that DLP screen. The list of DLP theaters is here, but I think I remember you live in my area :) Inwood might actually be closer to you, though.

As far as having second thoughts: my friend pointed out that according to Wikipedia, they shot most of it at really high FPS. I overlooked the fact that this means we'll miss all the motion blur that we would see normally. That's good for slow-motion cuts, but for the rest of it, it will look even more fake.
hamano
post #7  on March 8, 2007 - 8:04 PM PST  
Looks like a Western version of the CG-heavy Asian martial arts/superhero films that have come out the last few years. That and big budget perfume/cosmetics commercials. So visually kinda boring.
hamano
post #8  on March 8, 2007 - 8:10 PM PST  
> On March 8, 2007 - 8:03 PM PST artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> As far as having second thoughts: my friend pointed out that according to Wikipedia, they shot most of it at really high FPS. I overlooked the fact that this means we'll miss all the motion blur

That technique was used very effectively in some of the battle scenes in Gladiator... it looked very cool. But Ridley Scott is a visual genius, and I'm afraid the use of high FPS here is just copying that look.
artifex
post #9  on March 8, 2007 - 11:20 PM PST  
> On March 8, 2007 - 8:10 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 8, 2007 - 8:03 PM PST artifex wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > As far as having second thoughts: my friend pointed out that according to Wikipedia, they shot most of it at really high FPS. I overlooked the fact that this means we'll miss all the motion blur
>
> That technique was used very effectively in some of the battle scenes in Gladiator... it looked very cool. But Ridley Scott is a visual genius, and I'm afraid the use of high FPS here is just copying that look.
> ---------------------------------

I was just thinking about that movie, coincidentally. I'll have to dig it out to watch again this weekend :)
Battie
post #10  on March 9, 2007 - 1:07 AM PST  
I don't mind fake... >_> It's a helluva lot more stylish (for CGI) than anything else I've seen. I'm a firm CGI-hater, most of the time.

It's why Return of the Living Dead is still my favorite horror flick (though I have high-likely to be dashed-hopes for Max Brooks' World War Z).
hamano
post #11  on March 9, 2007 - 11:28 AM PST  
So while we're waiting here for people to report back after actually seeing 300, I have a question. On the somewhat lurid poster for Black Snake Moan, Sam Jackson is standing so his head partially covers the "o" in Moan. So it looks almost like the title is Black Snake MAN. So is the "Black Snake" a reference to something? Sam Jackson's last film? Sam Jackson's attributes?

I watched the trailer for 300 again, and two things occurred to me. 1) For a film that relies heavily on comics imagery, the men were appropriately muscular, but the women seemed rather small chested. Where are the Wonder Woman-sized Amazonian racks? 2) I don't know if I can watch a whole film where the characters shout all their lines like that. "THIS IS SPARTAAAA! YOU'RE IN SPARTAAA!!! WE ARE SPAAAARTANS!!!!" OK OK, we get it. You can stop screaming...
hamano
post #12  on March 9, 2007 - 1:11 PM PST  
You know, I could have written David Edelstein's review of 300 for NPR's Fresh Air and I've only seen the trailer! Computer generated beefcake extravaganza! LOL!
woozy
post #13  on March 9, 2007 - 1:26 PM PST  
... and two things occurred to me. 1) For a film that relies heavily on comics imagery, the men were appropriately muscular, but the women seemed rather small chested. Where are the Wonder Woman-sized Amazonian racks? 2) I don't know if I can watch a whole film where the characters shout all their lines like that. "THIS IS SPARTAAAA! YOU'RE IN SPARTAAA!!! WE ARE SPAAAARTANS!!!!" OK OK, we get it. You can stop screaming...
> ---------------------------------

Uh, doesn't number 2) answer 1)?

Battie
post #14  on March 10, 2007 - 12:40 AM PST  
I'm so tired. My aunt might take me to see 300 at IMAX. She wants to see it, hates going alone, etc etc.

But, instead of going to see 300 today (which is what I wanted once I saw the trailer back in January), I spent the evening in the ER. Broke the bone that connects to the toe (technically the toe). A "spiral fracture" on the toe next to the little one. *mutters* Slammed the hell out of it on this new loveseat. The wood didn't give. >_> *mutters some more*

I think the Vicoden they gave me in the ER made me nauseous. I have more (small 5mg tablets w/ Tylenol) sitting in front of me. Debating on whether to take one before I go to sleep. Freakin' hurts. <_<

So Artifex, didja see it!? Was it hot?
jross3
post #15  on March 10, 2007 - 10:53 AM PST  
I really... REALLY wanna go see it. We're probably waiting until next weekend to go, though. The wait is killing me.
I'm looking forward to the violence and drama. Violence! Yes!


> On March 10, 2007 - 12:40 AM PST Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I think the Vicoden they gave me in the ER made me nauseous. I have more (small 5mg tablets w/ Tylenol) sitting in front of me. Debating on whether to take one before I go to sleep. Freakin' hurts. <_<

Yeah; Vicoden always did that to me, too. Once I had to take a fairly long drive while on the medication... ugh. I've never been more carsick in my life.
Battie
post #16  on March 10, 2007 - 12:22 PM PST  
> On March 10, 2007 - 10:53 AM PST jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I really... REALLY wanna go see it. We're probably waiting until next weekend to go, though. The wait is killing me.
> I'm looking forward to the violence and drama. Violence! Yes!
>

Yes! X) And a big bonus for me - beefcake, as hamano pointed out. Rotfl.

I looked last night and AMC30 is still sold out...all through Wednesday.

>
> Yeah; Vicoden always did that to me, too. Once I had to take a fairly long drive while on the medication... ugh. I've never been more carsick in my life.
> ---------------------------------

It also makes me spacy, even if all the pain isn't gone. S'weird. I used to try to read in the car, until I realized every time I did, I wanted to throw up.
artifex
post #17  on March 10, 2007 - 12:25 PM PST  
> On March 10, 2007 - 12:40 AM PST Battie wrote:
> But, instead of going to see 300 today (which is what I wanted once I saw the trailer back in January), I spent the evening in the ER. Broke the bone that connects to the toe (technically the toe). A "spiral fracture" on the toe next to the little one. *mutters* Slammed the hell out of it on this new loveseat. The wood didn't give. >_> *mutters some more*

sorry to hear about that :(

> I think the Vicoden they gave me in the ER made me nauseous. I have more (small 5mg tablets w/ Tylenol) sitting in front of me. Debating on whether to take one before I go to sleep. Freakin' hurts. <_<

That has codeine, right? Does the same to me.

> So Artifex, didja see it!? Was it hot?

It was awful!

No, really. A friend with me was expecting well-choreographed fight scenes. Failed to deliver.
I was just expecting good effects. Really, it often failed to deliver that. Sure, there were a lot of scenes that got me staring for a second, but... the blood looked less realistic than the Klingon blood floating in null gravity in the Star Trek movie (6?) Not to mention there were a lot of heavy handed speeches, and it just didn't flow well.

A few people applauded when it ended. So some people liked it.
Battie
post #18  on March 10, 2007 - 1:04 PM PST  
> On March 10, 2007 - 12:25 PM PST artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It was awful!
>
> No, really. A friend with me was expecting well-choreographed fight scenes. Failed to deliver.
> I was just expecting good effects. Really, it often failed to deliver that. Sure, there were a lot of scenes that got me staring for a second, but... the blood looked less realistic than the Klingon blood floating in null gravity in the Star Trek movie (6?) Not to mention there were a lot of heavy handed speeches, and it just didn't flow well.
>
> A few people applauded when it ended. So some people liked it.
> ---------------------------------

Are you serious? *cries*

Oh well. *sigh* I'll still have the luxury of staring at half-naked men for much of the film. :D

woozy, your inbox is still full from Dec. >:| You're a bad blue square thing! *hits you with a rolled up newspaper*
woozy
post #19  on March 10, 2007 - 3:04 PM PST  
> On March 10, 2007 - 1:04 PM PST Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
of the film. :D
>
> woozy, your inbox is still full from Dec. >:| You're a bad blue square thing! *hits you with a rolled up newspaper*
> ---------------------------------

Okay, I fixed it. You know, among woozies hitting each other with rolled up newspapers is considered the favorite form of foreplay. We judge how serious the other is by how close to the nose she hits. Dead on the nose means ravages of rapture are assured. On the butt just means you're cute in a fuzzy geeky pet sort of way.

I haven't given 300 much thought except as it's comic booky and about sparta I hope the homo-erotic campyness is over the top. If the women are as flat-chested as hamano claims that'll ake it easier for the actors to close their eyes and pretend they're boys.

artifex
post #20  on March 10, 2007 - 4:23 PM PST  
> On March 10, 2007 - 1:04 PM PST Battie wrote:

> Oh well. *sigh* I'll still have the luxury of staring at half-naked men for much of the film. :D

A collective gasp went up in the theater when all the teen boys realized that Gerard Butler's butt was visible in silhouette in one bedroom scene. Yes, I think it was the boys, not the girls, as most teen boys are horrified at seeing male nudity. Luckily (or unfortunately) for them, they only saw his butt. I'm sure they liked the bare nippleage of several women, though.

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