Prepare for glory!
Prepare for glory!
300 (12)
D: Zack Snyder
Warner Bros./Legendary/Virtual (Steve Barnett & Mark Canton)
US 2006
91 mins


W: Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad [bassd on the comic book by Frank Miller]
DP: Larry Fong
Ed: William Hoy
Mus: Tyler Bates

Gerard Butler (King Leonidas), Lena Headey (Queen Gorgo), David Wenham (Dilios), Dominic West (Theron), Vincent Regan (Captain), Rodrigo Santoro (Xerxes)

Visually, much of 300 is a treat to behold, utilising computer trickery to generate its ancient backgrounds, settings and surroundings. 
The story itself is a comic book style retelling of the fable where a Spartan king leads his small army into battle against vastly superior Persian numbers.
It's no history lesson, and the dialogue is mostly shouted rather than spoken, but it all builds up towards a brutal blood & thunder battle where the 300 become the stuff of legend.

Gerard Butler in 300
Gerard Butler in 300