300 review Essay

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Tyler Faldet
Extra Credit: Film Review Assignment
Professor Debauche
11/12/2012
300 Review Over the weekend I happened to rent a few movies to watch with friends at my home back in Iola Wisconsin. I also had hopes that one of them would give me a lot of information, along with motivation, to write a review on using the different concepts that we have talked about in class. So way back in 2007 the American film 300, directed by Zack Snyder, and staring popular film stars such as Gerald Butler, and Lena Headey, brought millions and millions of mainly young and old men to the theaters. I personally remembered when it came out because everyone at school was talking about how amazing it was and quoting some of the lines from the film. And even with its popularity, I never did get the opportunity to watch the film, until this weekend. The General Plot of the movie is narrated by a Spartan soldier Dillios, who narrates the story from king leonidas's boy hood through the sacrifice of the 300 Greek Spartan soldiers, which sparked the war against the advancing Persian "immortals". Previous knowledge of the movie from what I had heard from others who had seen it was that it is a war movie based on a true Greek story many hundreds of years ago. Soon into the movie I realized it was completely different from what I had envisioned it would be in my mind going in. This difference was definitely for the better and my expectations were completely blown away. The whole style of the footage and cinematography work is extraordinarily different from most movies. The landscape although somewhat animated seems to be incredibly real. The lighting of the movie is different throughout the movie however it is usually fairly soft in my opinion. Another aspect of the movie which is created in the editing is that the battle scenes are rarely showed in real time. They are constantly being put into slow motion to show a spear piercing the enemy or an "immortal" being literally cut off of his horse. They also are sped up in sequence with the slow motion clips to show the intensity and rage of the battle. This style has been around for years yet was executed flawlessly and really put you at the edge of your seat. There are pretty much two sides, the Greeks and the Persians. Each have motifs that are exposed frequently throughout the movie. The Greek warriors are built and every acute little muscle looks like it is about to rip…