300 People Applaud “300″
March 23, 2007
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Well deserving of its R rating, “300″ was filled with violence, blood & gore, sexual content and nudity; all the makings of an excellent film.
According to the textbooks, Spartans were a brutal and unethical people. They valued discipline and embraced a life of simplicity. Men were born, taught to fight and became warriors; Spartans. Spartan women, contrary to other women in history, weren’t treated as inferior. Spartan men did not allow their women to be disrespected. Any who’d dare try would be severely punished by the Spartans.
The movie captured the essence of what it meant to be a Spartan. “Phantom of the Opera’s” Gerard Butler was flawless in his performance as King Leonidas. Playing the woman by his side, Queen Gorgo, was Lena Headey. Other stars chosen to be a part of this masterpiece only added to the already brilliant movie. From casting to costume, cinematography to soundtrack, this movie sucked the audience into the emotional story being told in the screen.
During the making of this film, cast actors playing Spartans had to endure a rigorous workout. It’s been said that after their workout, they’d go vomit from all of the intense physical training. The work definitely paid off. Every Spartan in the film had rock hard abs and muscles galore.
While this is definitely not a movie for children, adults will love it. No child should be allowed to witness the gruesome content of the film. Although movie theatre law states that children who are accompanied by a parent may view the film; it’s not a children’s movie. Parents for once put your foot down and tell your child that even though the film looks totally awesome, it’s not appropriate for them.
However if you insist on breaking the rules, no child under the age of 15 should see this movie. Younger children may have a problem respecting the movie for its historical value and might later be desensitized to violence because of their inability to comprehend and process the story in its entirety.
For everyone else who has not yet seen this movie, stop reading this article right now and go see it. “300″ is now playing in a theatre near you. Go watch it!