11 thoughts on “300 + Paulo = Xerxes? Leave a comment

  1. I didn’t like it. I think it’s because I went into the movie knowing more about the actual historical reference than the comic one. I was expecting a little bit of historical accuracy done up with Hollywood special effects.

    But I agree, if you take the movie as is; a comic come to life like Sin City, then you’re in for a treat.

    SPOLIER ALERT!
    Am I the only one that thinks the virgin oracle was a bit over the top? I couldn’t stop laughing. LOL

  2. Yeah, perhaps it was a bit much, but also perhaps it was okay in the comic book, but didnt translate too well to screen.

    I knew that actor was in it when I went to see it, and I had just watched the LOST where Paulo dies the day before. I thought it was a good choice, as after reading about him, I don’t think Xerxes was a brute, more like a calcuating cruel man.

    Awesome movie, very powerful as you says: I should have seen it in the IMAX haha I think I might have been blown out of my seat

  3. Hm, well this girl loved it. πŸ™‚

    I think what got me about the movie was that I saw it originally without knowing that they’d blue screened most of it, but I pretty much accepted that the scenery was “real” for the most part; maybe that’s a sign that I play too many video games, but I think it says something about the quality of the CG too. Thinking back on it now, I can definitely recognize that many of the scenes were CG, but they were so well done that I didn’t question it at all upon first viewing.

    I wish I could have seen it in IMAX; I’m sure that was incredible. /envy

  4. Jena – there was bound to be one πŸ™‚ Seeing it at the Imax was totally worthwhile, I would recommend the Imax to anyone (including girls πŸ˜‰ )

    Plankton – the Oracle was a bit much yes πŸ™‚

    Luke – I thought Paulo did really well as Xerxes, I just thought it was an unusual choice of actor.

  5. I as well really liked the movie. I went to see it with friends from out of town and there were plenty of women (girls) seeing the movie. Favorite parts: half-naked men, horses and battlesceens!

    Can’t wait to buy it on DVD!

  6. “ItÒ€ℒs strange that a film consisting almost entirely of muscle bound men in red leather thongs would be the manliest film in many years but somehow it works!” – Heheh, good point.
    I think I might have to go see it, I’ve heard pretty positive things from lots of different places.

  7. I agree, the movie was great! The CG was so well done that I didn’t pay much attention to it. I feel it gave the movie an artistic quality. I watch Lost regularly but I had no idea that Paolo was Xerxes??? I had to double check it on IMBD to make sure you meant Paolo from Lost. He’s a much better actor than I’ve given him credit for! The make up and acting was so believable that I would never have picked up on this if I hadn’t read it here!

  8. ooooooooooooooooooo it’s certainly a film for girls, i didn’t know truly sexist people would post on the net, what gives? Loads of gorgeous men, loads of gorgeous accents, very little clothing, totally a movie for girls.

  9. The “not for girls” comment was meant as a light hearted thing. I based my opinion entirely upon the fact that none of the females I know wanted to see the movie.

    I appreciate that there are girls who would want to see the film but I didn’t realise those same girls would come to my website and start swearing at me.

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