So one fine evening I got a call from Captain Arrrgh that we should go see the movie 300 which is about the Battle of Thermopylae (translated as Hot Gates in the movie) between the Spartans and Xerxes’s army.
The movie was very bad. There were strange cliches in the dialog like “freedom is not free,” “mysticism and tyranny” (about the Persians), “law and order,” etc. At times, the movie seemed like a very bad imitation of Lord of the Rings with giants, orc-like Persian soldiers and the Nazgûl-like immortals. Then there is no gravity for the Spartans. There isn’t even any military strategy on the part of the Greek army as they go out of the narrow passage between the mountains quite frequently. Xerxes is an effeminate giant man. Overall, it might have worked as a parody of Lord of the Rings and Matrix.
Then I came home and found out that the movie was based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel. That explains some of the movie’s badness but not all.
I rate it 2/10.