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« on: 28 Feb 2007, 06:28 »

300... it's gotten a 100% on Rotten Tomatos http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/300/
It's based on a Frank Miller comic.
Which is awesome.
And it comes out on March 9th, my day of birth.

Is this not awesome?

What are you guys's expectations from the movie? Will you see it opening night?

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Re: 300
« Reply #1 on: 28 Feb 2007, 06:41 »

I saw previews for it and it looked pretty awesome.  I plan to see it when I get a chance, but the nearest theater that doesn't suck balls to me is about an hour away.
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« Reply #2 on: 28 Feb 2007, 07:06 »

I plan on seeing it, most likely opening night too. I mean, it just looks so flippin' awesome, how could you not want to see it?
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Re: 300
« Reply #3 on: 28 Feb 2007, 07:48 »

It looks amazing.  I'm sure I won't make it to the theater but I'll rent it asap.
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Re: 300
« Reply #4 on: 28 Feb 2007, 08:29 »

all prepped for imax openning night.
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« Reply #5 on: 28 Feb 2007, 08:35 »

Seeing it in IMAX would be fantastic. I know that theater that it's coming to in my area has one room with a giant screen, but I don't know if they'll have 300 in that one.
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Re: 300
« Reply #6 on: 28 Feb 2007, 08:53 »

I'll definately be seeing this opening week, but not the day it comes out.  I hate going to the theater on Friday nights.  The movie looks amazing though!
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Re: 300
« Reply #7 on: 28 Feb 2007, 10:59 »

This movie had me at "Madness blesses Sparta!"
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Re: 300
« Reply #8 on: 28 Feb 2007, 12:11 »

One hundred percent.
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Re: 300
« Reply #9 on: 28 Feb 2007, 12:57 »

I probably won't see it opening night but I will see it sometime soon.  It looks like the type of movie that wouldn't be done justice on a small screen (i.e. my television).

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Re: 300
« Reply #10 on: 28 Feb 2007, 13:38 »

I'll see it, but not opening night, because I don't like having to get there early and then waiting around. I'll see it a few days later, though, hopefully on IMAX, because it looks like it needs to be seen on the very big screen.
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« Reply #11 on: 28 Feb 2007, 13:43 »

I've been anxiously awaiting this movie for some time.

I'm going the day before it opens actually, since I work at the ghetto movie theater on our college campus.

It'll be teh shit.
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Re: 300
« Reply #12 on: 28 Feb 2007, 14:34 »

I shall certainly see it, but not opening night as I will probably be stuck in traffic somewhere in New York state.
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Re: 300
« Reply #13 on: 28 Feb 2007, 14:59 »

I am going to see it, maybe opening night if I can get tickets. This movie looks terrific.
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« Reply #14 on: 28 Feb 2007, 19:51 »

So I just found out that my local theaters aren't getting it for the midnight showing, which means I won't be able to see it until after spring break is over. I am going on a trip. Dang them all.
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Re: 300
« Reply #15 on: 28 Feb 2007, 20:39 »

my friend that goes to U of M gets to see it the Tuesday before it comes out.
I am jealous of him
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« Reply #16 on: 28 Feb 2007, 21:23 »

This movie is going to destroy all in it's wake.

IMAX ready for Friday night. =D
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Re: 300
« Reply #17 on: 28 Feb 2007, 22:08 »

Now, don't get me wrong, this movie looks utterly delightful.

But, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Spartans have a little help from conquered peoples at the Battle of Thermopylae?
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Re: 300
« Reply #18 on: 28 Feb 2007, 23:13 »

I think there were another 700 volunteers at the last stand SilentJ.

But yes. The movie looks extremely good. I may actually hate all of you who have IMAX :)
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Re: 300
« Reply #19 on: 01 Mar 2007, 03:10 »

Grr, March 30th.

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Re: 300
« Reply #20 on: 01 Mar 2007, 14:46 »

I'm probably going to leave school a little early (because I'm a senior and in college and sick of high school anyway) on opening day to see a matinee. That way I get to see the movie the day it comes out without bothering with the annoyances of a friday night movie theater. The movie, however, looks cool beyond belief and I cannot wait to see it.
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Re: 300
« Reply #21 on: 01 Mar 2007, 14:52 »

I saw a poster for it, and looked for Miller's name. He's just a producer.
Needless to say, I'm not going to see it.
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Re: 300
« Reply #22 on: 01 Mar 2007, 15:14 »

A cookie to anyone who can name the song in the trailer.

Plus, it looks amazing.  I can't wait until it opens so I can procrastinate going to the atrocity of my local theaters in order to viddy its lovely face.
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« Reply #23 on: 01 Mar 2007, 15:34 »

I'm seeing it in IMAX!
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Re: 300
« Reply #24 on: 01 Mar 2007, 16:48 »

Now, don't get me wrong, this movie looks utterly delightful.

But, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Spartans have a little help from conquered peoples at the Battle of Thermopylae?

the numbers are romanced, the legit numbers were closer to 1000 v 100,000. but that's still so absurdly stacked that their 22 day stand was phenominal.
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« Reply #25 on: 01 Mar 2007, 19:00 »

The numbers were 10,000 vs. anywhere between 120,000 and 2 million.  6,000 of the 10,000 didn't show up until the fighting had started.  All 300 Spartans and all 700 volunteers died, along with 80,000 Persians, at which point the Persians gave up.  Frank Miller chose to emphasize the Spartans, who quite obviously killed a large chunk of those Persians.  He also set the Persian army at 1 million men, half of their highest enlisted total, while still romanticizing the whole underdog thing to a great degree.  For an 80:1 kill/death ratio, changing a few numbers doesn't really seem to matter.  Those corpses must've reached Conan the Barbarian-esque proportions.
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« Reply #26 on: 02 Mar 2007, 08:56 »

No one REALLY knows how many people were in this battle.

All you need to know is that the Spartans killed a shitload of people and the contrast was all out of whack.
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« Reply #27 on: 02 Mar 2007, 09:08 »

They do know that by the end of fighting, there had been 10,000 greeks present, and at least 120,000 spartans present, but they think it might have been higher.  And they do know that the Persians ran after losing 80,000 men.  Those are the certainties.
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Re: 300
« Reply #28 on: 02 Mar 2007, 10:47 »

I think people should get dressed up to go see this like they do for Star Wars.  Except dress more like the charecters in the book.  Nothing like spartan dresscode on a cold March night/day!
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Re: 300
« Reply #29 on: 02 Mar 2007, 11:38 »

Here in Slippery Rock, where we take all our history with a rather large grain of salt, the prevailing theory (at least between my roomie and I) is that the battle at Thermopylae there were exactly 300 Spartans and 1000000 Persians, with each Spartan killing roughly 3333 Persians.

And dressing up like a Hoplite would rule.
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Re: 300
« Reply #30 on: 02 Mar 2007, 15:38 »

A cookie to anyone who can name the song in the trailer.

It's "Just Like You Imagined" by Nine Inch Nails, and I damn near pooped `em when I heard it in the trailer the first time. So good.

I'm seeing this and I'm probably going to end up getting all pumped up and yelling at the screen

SPAAAAARRRRRRTTTTAAAAAAAAA~!
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Re: 300
« Reply #31 on: 02 Mar 2007, 20:23 »

Yer gonna get more than a cookie for being as excited about it as I was.
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Re: 300
« Reply #32 on: 03 Mar 2007, 00:05 »

Just a note for all future historical crack-addicts.

This movie isn't based on the actual events in history. It's solely based on Frank Miller's graphic novel. So when they say a "1000 nations of the Persian Empire" and "300 against 1 Million", they seriously mean that in his novel, that's pretty much how it goes.

Besides, I don't want to see what really happened. I want Frank Miller to tell me how it happened. I want a million soldiers from a massive empire to try and fight against 300 of the finest soldiers in the world. I want to hear about the mythos of the Spartans. History can take a back seat on this one.
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« Reply #33 on: 03 Mar 2007, 00:41 »

If you want history in your movie, The 300 Spartans is probably a lot closer, though not nearly the truth since it's still a movie and the actual truth will never be known, since the Greeks loved mixing their history with their mythology.

I will not be seeing 300 for history.

I will be seeing 300 to watch 300 Kratoses severely rain hell down upon a shitload of Persian dudes. That is my idea of the perfect movie right there.

This week I will be playing God of War nonstop.
Then watching 300.
Then the week after, playing God of War 2 nonstop.

Fuckin' good month for Spartans, man.
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« Reply #34 on: 03 Mar 2007, 22:43 »

I'm not seeing it for history either, I'm seeing it because it looks badass and got a 100% at rotten tomatoes.  But the history behind the whole thing is fucking awesome anyways.
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Re: 300
« Reply #35 on: 04 Mar 2007, 00:15 »

If somehow this movie is horrible, it would be the straw the broke the camel's back in my world. I wouldn't be able to go on.
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Re: 300
« Reply #36 on: 04 Mar 2007, 01:12 »

So some of my coworkers and I might get together and see this on Friday night, apparently.
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Re: 300
« Reply #37 on: 04 Mar 2007, 09:55 »

Hadnt actually heard of this film before reading this post.....just watched the trailers and read into the film a bit and have to admit it looks really good!

Will probably have to wait a bit longer for it to be released in the UK thou  :-(
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« Reply #38 on: 04 Mar 2007, 13:32 »

yeah this looks pretty cool, will definitely see it
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Re: 300
« Reply #39 on: 04 Mar 2007, 19:01 »

Man, fucking "you-need-to-be-17-to-buy-this-game" rule about God of War.  I'd so be beating it before 300 comes out if I could.

Now I suppose I can just run up to the theatre, go "SPAAAAAAARTAAAAAAA" and stab somebody, then run before the cops come.  Good enough?
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Re: 300
« Reply #40 on: 04 Mar 2007, 20:10 »

Not sure why folks are so excited about 100% at Rotten Tomatoes. That's from a grand total of 7 reviews. Let's see what happens when the folks who weren't excited enough to review it more than a week early start in.

Not that I'm not seriously geeked about the movie, of course. "Haven't ye noticed, we've been sharin' our culture with you all mornin'!"
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« Reply #41 on: 04 Mar 2007, 22:35 »

If this movie has the same effect as cutting my kidneys open then I can't wait to see it.
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« Reply #42 on: 05 Mar 2007, 08:31 »

I actually pissed myself during the trailer.
Real actual piss came out.
I emptied my bladder all over the place.
Granted, I was standing infront of a urinal at the time, and only caught the end of the trailer, but I still think that it's pretty impressive.
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Re: 300
« Reply #43 on: 05 Mar 2007, 10:49 »

All over the place? o.o

>.> Anyways I'll probably be seeing it this weekend. -crosses fingers-

I'm still waiting for that one person.. cause there's always that one person.. who's going to post here and tell us all that it looks ghey or something.
Or at least they'll say it just because I posted this.
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« Reply #44 on: 05 Mar 2007, 11:13 »

I saw a poster for it, and looked for Miller's name. He's just a producer.
Needless to say, I'm not going to see it.
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Re: 300
« Reply #45 on: 05 Mar 2007, 12:39 »

I honestly doubt I would see a movie of 300 where Frank Miller was the actual writer or director. No real desire to have Leonidas say "What are you, retarded or something? I'm a goddamn Spartan."
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« Reply #46 on: 05 Mar 2007, 13:17 »

Seriously. I see nothing but good coming from having Frank Miller not be deeply involved.
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« Reply #47 on: 05 Mar 2007, 16:19 »

They should pay him to come up with ideas and nothing else. They should pay him extra for not getting involved.
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« Reply #48 on: 06 Mar 2007, 20:35 »

Not sure why folks are so excited about 100% at Rotten Tomatoes. That's from a grand total of 7 reviews. Let's see what happens when the folks who weren't excited enough to review it more than a week early start in.

And I am prescient. Now standing at 60%.
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« Reply #49 on: 06 Mar 2007, 21:02 »

I am seriously considering taking my 3 free periods of that Friday and going to see it. That would kick ten kinds of ass.
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