Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I was at the premiere Monday night. I'm reluctant to spoil it for anyone. Let me just say that (1) Those like skalogre who are likely to be troubled by excessive artistic license and the like would do well to stay away; and (2) Those intrigued by the "visuality" of the trailer probably will not be disappointed.
Although I have not read the 300 graphic novel and have read only a handful of graphic novels in my life, I'd say the movie probably does a pretty good job of capturing the feel of that genre (and presumably the specific gn on which it was based), both in visual style and narrative flow. Whether that's good or bad you can decide for yourselves.
Final point: Lena Headey, who plays Leonidas' Queen, is quite lovely. I don't believe I'd seen her in anything before.
I also read a book they had on the special effects / character design, etc. of 300 in the same sitting, and from what I have seen, they have kept the movie VERY close to the novel. The characters/scenes/settings are spot on, and I am sure that the majority of what has been "added" is simply dialogue, as the novel has very
little of it.
In regards to it being non-traditional, I would be happier if there was an "authentic" movie on it as well, but this is a fun way to educate people on the greatest 'last stand' of all time...........plus, fat men with bone swords as hands kicks ass.Mizanation
I too, will perform those acts, as all men should before being allowed to witness the greatness of 300.
IMAX will be friggin' awesome. Our local theatre sucks; I need to get to an IMAX facility myself. There is going to be so much testosterone stinking up theatres this weekend.