Thursday, May 31, 2007

300


The nicest things that I could say about this engaging and watchable, albeit gaga-for-machismo, film is that it knows how to really MAKE ITS POINT. The opposite of subtle, the film uses stylized shot composition and editing underlined with a heavy-handed voice-over / narrative device to underline its point that Honor, Fraternity and Violence are neccessary precursors to Freedom and Reason (to me, the more obvious story is that people who really engage their freedom toward the ends of reason are pansies compared to those who just cite "reason" as a reason to keep transforming themselves into fabulously sexy killing machines....).

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