Sunday, March 11, 2007

300: B

'300' Tonight We Dine In Hell Poster, originally uploaded by nojam75.

'300' Abs, originally uploaded by nojam75.

Last night, Scott and I managed to get into a packed showing of 300 ( Like Sin City (, the movie is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel (i.e. fancy comic book) about the battle of Thermopylae ( in which 300 Spartans faced a million Persian army in 480 BC. The CGI was amazing. The music was great. It was very violent, but so comic book-ish that it wasn't that disturbing.

The weakest part of the movie was the comic book dialogue which drifted between sounding like ancient Greek to modern sarcasm. I couldn't tell if the acting was supposed to be comic book acting or just over-the-top. And for some reason, everyone seemed to have different English accents.

At the risk of sounding like a stereotypical lusty gay man, I have to admit that the men were amazing. The men basically appeared like they would in a comic book with little clothing and perfect abs. There was a topless female scene, but the men stole the show.

It seems that King Leonidas has traditionally been portrayed as not wearing much at:

Leonidas at Thermopylae, originally uploaded by nojam75.

Gee, I've got to go back to 24 Hour Fitness -- if only I could remember where it is.

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