Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Review of 300
Take Gladiator and times it by Sin CIty. Add Braveheart and subtract the love story and that equals 300. I saw it on Friday and will proabably see it 10 more times while its in the theaters.
300 Spartans versus a million Persians. In real life, it was more like 200,000 Persians, and the Spartans had help from about 7,000 Arcadians. But, after the Arcadians wussed out and the majority of them left, it really was the King Leonidas and his asskickers that died there at the Hot Gates. Go see this movie. It will inspire you to achieve new levels of design, civil engineering, real estate appraisement, or whatever you do that drives your daily life. It will make you better as a person and harden your nipples until you run out of chest skin.
Or you can do like my sister and go see Wild Hogs. That's like being given the choice between a Pizza Hut pepperoni or a punch in the crotch, and selecting the punch. And that movie was #1 last weekend? What is wrong with the world? Do we really share a planet with people that pay money to see Tim Allen in any movie? That say to themselves "OK, I will see Norbitt, and not go play the penny game in the parking lot." This depresses me, but then I think back to the mighty warriors that made a huge wall using dead Persians as the mortar. I think of the fight between huge Goonies dude and the King. And my heart is warmed.