"300", awesome or lame?
March 9, 2007 11:54 AM
Long before anybody saw 300 it seemed very polarizing. Either you thought it would be the greatest movie ever, or you thought it would be the most overrated movie ever. The culture has come to the point where the actual product doesn't even matter anymore, all that matters is the hype. And it's the hype that turns me off. So many people ranting and raving about something that is "supposed to be" great, but they have no idea, because all they've seen is 60 seconds of it. Meh.
Besides, the whole screaming guy with a beard has been done already, remember Prince Vultan from Flash Gordon? They just changed his name to King Leonidas.
I think the most brutal review I've seen of 300 so far is written by A.O. Scot of the New York Times. He says, "'300' is about as violent as 'Apocalypto' and twice as stupid.", and, "Matt Stone and Trey Parker's "Team America," whose wooden puppets were more compelling actors than most of the cast of '300'."