This sepctacular visual feast is yet another of Zach Snyders weird (and a bit screwed up), and wonderful films. Based on the graphic novel written and drawn by the world renouned Frank Miller and coloured by his main work partner, Lynn Varley it tells the story of a greek myth of the lives of 301 spartans. While people who have not seen it consider it to be gory and horrible, people who hae know that it is more cartoonish than anything. they have used a strange array of visual affects (such as using very “comiccy” filters and drawing in all of the blood to make it look more like a comic book).
this tells the story of King Leonidus, who is threatened by the “god king” xerses (zer-sees). he then proceeds to fight the armies of Aisa, Africa, and much of Europe (The Americas had not been discovered yet). with only 300 spartan soldiers, Leonidus fights of the whole army of Africa, and faces the European lot with ease. when the Aisan armies come (who are known as the Immortals) there is a bit more trouble. The ending is very surprising (no spoilers) and i do not know how it leads on to the second film.
This is an incredibly accurate presentation of the graphic novel, but i think Zach Snyder got a bit carried away with the whole super-human or mythical side of it. he desided to add in a giant rhinoceros , a man with a goat’s head, a deformed giant and a weird fat guy with swords for arms.
POINTS: I give this a 16/20
honest trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3YbODo7ieQ
trailer for rise of an empire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zqy21Z29ps