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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-24-07, 03:11 AM
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i can't wait for the dvd extras on this one... it'll be rather interesting to hear just how many of his co-stars gerard butler maimed/injured/otherwise beat the tar out of as he has a bad habbit of doing that...

actually what i loved most about the movie was how it was filmed with the monochrome vs. red between the persians & spartans. the final scene after leonidas and his men have were shot down was just beautiful - almost still life...

hopefully we'll have the dvd by the end of july/sometime august as ghostrider is due out soon and it was only a few weeks before this!

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Yeah I am looking forward to it as well. I have a screener of it already that is full quality but I want the directors edition with the extra dvd of stuff to watch about the making of it (if there will be one anyway). I got the extended LotR movies and I have watched the making of those several times over, I just love that stuff.

I was lucky enough to see a live taping of That 70's Show a couple years ago and that was an incredible experience in its own right. But when a disc lets you go even further into production than that... well it's golden.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Yeah I am looking forward to it as well. I have a screener of it already that is full quality but I want the directors edition with the extra dvd of stuff to watch about the making of it (if there will be one anyway). I got the extended LotR movies and I have watched the making of those several times over, I just love that stuff.

I was lucky enough to see a live taping of That 70's Show a couple years ago and that was an incredible experience in its own right. But when a disc lets you go even further into production than that... well it's golden.
i caught a little bit of a behind-the-scenes bit on hypaspace. apparently they broke alot of weapons and had to make daily repairs to most of the shields and other things...
the funny thing is of corse they did that much damage to the stuff and they obviously weren't even fighting in proper greek/spartan style! (which would have been far too dangerous!)

also, being a smallish production in montreal, all the stunt guys/extras got to 'die' many times over!

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the funny thing is of corse they did that much damage to the stuff and they obviously weren't even fighting in proper greek/spartan style! (which would have been far too dangerous!)
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Against the flow somewhat but I thought the film was very average.

Could have been done so much better. As for the battle scenes being realistic, I think not. The picture of a spartan holding a spear in one hand and knocking a charging cavalryman backwards of his horse was shown more than once and was clearly ludicrous. That said the battle scenes were very entertaining just not realistic.

I also thought the scenes shot in sparta with the queen etcetera were pointless adding nothing to the movie. They could also have put the movie more into it's historical setting. A short explanation of what went before and how inspirational the battle was would have been good.

The main downfall of the movie was that it didn't get you involved with the charachters. If you compare it to other last stand movies like Zulu or The Alamo it just doesn't stand up. Essentially at the end I hadn't engaged with any of the charachters and therefore didn't care that they were dead.

All my opinion of course sorry , not impressed.
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i do like 30 i rate it as a good film and agree with alot thats been said, as for historicly accurate or realistic i agree with cabbage, but on the otherhand this is hollywood you shouldnt expect anything else.

And as for comparing it to Zulu i think you should be ashamed cabbage!!

300 is a two bit b movie that should be avoided at all costs compared to Zulu :D
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300 is a two bit b movie that should be avoided at all costs compared to Zulu :D
I think that's what I meant :twisted:
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