Sunday, August 05, 2007
I enjoyed 300, but mostly for the action sequences. I think a lot of the things that worked in the comic didn't really come through on film. Mostly the characters seem to be just that, characters as opposed to people. They strike their poses and speak their lines and don't generate much human interest. The much hyped green screen sets and world are impressive and visually arresting but to me they seemed to heighten the feeling of distance I already felt from the shallow performances of the leads. The fights were great though. Much better than Brad Pitt's wu-shu Achilles in Troy. Fine as an afternoon's entertainment, but not one I'm likely to watch over and over.