300 is possibly the worst movie I've ever seen.
It's basically "Triumph of the Will" for the new millennium.
The visuals are coo, other than that a complete waste.
Terrible dialogue and "feel", all you can imagine is how foolish the actors must have felt while delivering their ridiculous war chants and lame smart alecy retorts.
I never thought I'd feel this way going in, but I understand why Persians and non-europeans might be pissed at this. It was a pretty lame "the west and enlightenment" v. "the swarthy dark people from the east" retread.
If I must use hyperbole, this was seriously Hitler-esq.
A Military state that openly exhorts eugenics fields an army of glistening, buff white men to outsmart and destroy an army of blacks, asians and middle easterners, who are, when needed androgynous, lecherous and for some reasons full of disfigured and deformed soldiers and performers.
Had you told me I'd write something Like the last few lines before I saw the film, I'd say you're crazy (I dismissed all that Lord of the Rings is a racist war on terror analogy as B.S.).
Oh, and the political overtones ("the council won't support the king's war")a s well as the constant "we're fighting FOR democracy and freedom against an evil religious force from the Middle east" stuff was stupid, as well as poorly done.
and I'm someone who generally supports Bush's foreign policy, Iraq and the fight against radical islam.
Besides all the political stuff, except for the visuals it was just kinda lame. Like you know when you see a sports movie, or a battle scene out of context and instead of cheering for whomever you're supposed to, or feeling goosebumps it just seems manufactured and ridiculous? that's 300.