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03-11-2007, 01:44 PM
Did anyone see this movie? I went to see it... awesome!!!

Its bloody, graphic and much worse! LOL

It has a lot of monster in the movie, and the fighting scenes are the best I've ever seen in a movie like this. You'll love it!

The movie made 70 million this weekend... HOLY COW!


03-11-2007, 02:42 PM
My son is security for Century Theaters and he said this past Friday, the shows for the entire evening for 300 were sold out. There was a LONG line waiting outside the theaters and when he said, "If you are waiting in line to see 300, the shows have been sold out", the entire line disappeared! They even had to ADD an extra show on Saturday due to it's popularity. He previewed 300 on Thursday and came home buzzing about how awesome it was.

Man, do I wish I had some financial tie into this movie. "Struggle" would no longer be our middle name.

Jim Warfield
03-11-2007, 02:44 PM
So do you think the hot-costume next fall will be scantilly-clad guys with rubber swords, red capes and and helmets?
I have always secretly wanted to be the little Martian in the Warner Brother's cartoons!
I think that Chrysler missed a good advertising oppotunity since they have been making Chrysler 300's for about the last 50 years?
The Persians march up to the narrow pass and a big old Chrysler full of Spartans run over them ! 392, dual-quad, HEMI-POWER!
That mechanical "Spartan" must be named "Christine!?"
Christine drives right through about a thousand enemy tents, drives over their pontoon bridge they made to attack from, burning rubber sets the pontoon bridge on fire! Whata MOVIE!
As the blood runs pouring from the rear fender's fins! (I always thought they were good for something!)

03-11-2007, 05:49 PM
I've been waiting to see this movie for many months. I love Epics and anything like it with historical basis. The fighting scenes were even better than those on Return of the King?


Kevin Dells
03-11-2007, 06:06 PM
Haven't seen it yet and thanks for not spoiling it.

Any Frank Miller movie is always awesome. Im still watching Sin City over and over and can't get enough.

03-11-2007, 06:12 PM
Posted this review of 300 on my other forum right after I got home from the theater. Didn't know if you guys would be interested in a movie that didn't have 'haunt appeal.'

There is only one word to describe 300.


I'm SO happy we saw it with a full theater. There were several spontaneous bursts of applause and more than one "Hoo-Rah!" at the end. Yes, the cinematography was beautiful... as you watch thousands get slaughtered. Baby dolls, this made "Gladiator" look like "Bambi". While not overly historically accurate, you got the general gest of the conflict. Not a lot of time wasted on corny crap like plot development. Just FIGHT!!!

Mr. Chips
03-11-2007, 06:43 PM
doesn't this belong in the movie section?

03-11-2007, 06:47 PM
Was the trailer line in it.

"So many arrows in the sky it will block out the sun.

Then we will fight in the shade."


03-11-2007, 06:56 PM
Yep. It was a great moment. There were several very good lines with rather long build ups... but all were worth the wait.

(There was only one "Looney Toon" moment when a fire bomb was knocked out of the hand of a Persian... rolled over to the stock pile of 'granaids' and my boys went "Three... Two... One... KA-BOOM!" Other than that one rather 'stupid' moment, the rest was really well done.)

03-11-2007, 07:15 PM
Saw It Friday night..AWESOME!!!!!!!


03-12-2007, 05:13 AM
Mr. Chips,

I guess when the thread was started by the guy who owns the board, it can go anywhere he wants! :) Besides, I think a lot of haunters are interested in this kind of movie...

Jim Warfield
03-12-2007, 07:21 AM
The trully interesting thing about this movie is not the mere amount of money it has taken in but the audience's reaction to it!
The movie is so well crafted (I guess?) that almost nobody leaves their seat to attend to nature's call. The theater is very quiet and attentive with cheering outbursts at the appropriate times...wouldn't we all want to have the audience or that seeming control over our audiences?
My wife has been a Gerry Butler fan for quite awhile.
About a year ago his (sort of) local fan club got to auction off his loin cloth from that movie. I wonder how much it would go for right now?

03-12-2007, 04:55 PM
Is this the same Gerald Butler that played the lead in the movie Phantom of the Opera? Lousy singer but excellent actor! He was actually quite good in "300". This movie should be a serious contender for best movie of the year, and so early in the 2007 season, too! For its cinematography alone it has the quality of a moving painting of sorts! Absolutely stunning!

Jim Warfield
03-12-2007, 06:21 PM
Considering that he learned how to sing as well as he did just for that movie...I think he did a great job, better than a previous singer in that part whose voice sounded screechy to me.
Of course then there is Lon Chaney's singing, sort of a strong-silent type.

03-12-2007, 07:08 PM
There was a web site (somewhere) that posted the vocal talents of just about every Phantom that graced the stage. Michael Crawford was the original Phantom and his voice was wonderful. However, there were a few that had better singing voices than he did (IMHO). I was expecting great things from the movie version including the look and feel as well as great singing voices. When it came to Gerard Butler I was amazed that they didn't choose someone with a much better vocal range. His stage presence in the movie was rather good, but his singing, well, it fell flat.

03-12-2007, 07:34 PM
300 Was fantastic, exellent movie and the Spartans were the real deal!


Jim Warfield
03-12-2007, 09:01 PM
In our opinion, M. Crawford sounded alot like a chipmonk when he hit certain notes and did certain things with his voice, it just broke us up!
Butler sounded very masculine in his "singing", which seems to be an important part of that story.
"The... Chip...monk of the Opera is here to......."

03-12-2007, 09:33 PM
I just saw the movie, and it kicked ass!!!!!!!

I think my favorite part is when "the arrows blocked out the son", and all the Spartans ducked for cover. All the arrows came down on them, but not a single one hit anybody. For me, that would scare the s#$t out of me. But they all started laughing!! As if it was just a walk in the park for them.