Premiered: March 9, 2007
Directed By: Zack Snyder
You may not believe it when you watch it, but this is based on a real story: the Battle of Thermopylae during the Persian Wars. The film is adapted from Frank Miller and Lynn Varley’s graphic novel.
King Leonidas of Sparta (Gerard Butler) leads 300 warriors into a war against the Persian king – who has been turned into a god-like figure – Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Obviously, the odds look grim, but the Spartans will fight their hardest.
This is an incredible action film full of slow motion fighting and blood. The filming itself sets the tone with a chrome look. With very little clothing on the men, their workout routines really pay off. And enjoy Lena Headey being a badass as always.
Final say: Some will enjoy the fighting, some will enjoy the minimal clothing, some will enjoy both. ★★★☆☆