Abtastic Spartan Goodness

I’ve been brain fried this weekend from finishing Making Chased and then the revisions on The Others and the synopsis and I’ve only started to come out of that exhaustion mid-day yesterday. I think the weather helped. I’d hoped for more sleep but what can a girl do? I did rest and started back on Wolf Unbound in earnest, which got my brain moving again.

In any case, the dude and I took in The 300 yesterday and I really enjoyed it.

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Reason #1? Holy hot muthafucking men, batman! Am I going to complain about two hours of a barely dressed Gerard Butler with abs o’Steel? Nope. Don’t know who most of the other actors (other than the dude who played Faramir in the LOTR movies) but they were all a joy to lust over for a couple of hours too. Hot, tight, sweaty, muscly abdomens and hard, hard thighs. Lotsa swords and grunting and well, yeah, that alone was worth the time.

But reason #2 – I liked the look and feel. I loved the otherworldly quality of the colors, the sepia against the red of the Spartan robes, the mythos playing on the historical elements.


Yes, I’ve read people complaining that the Persians were demonized and well, duh. Hello, do you think you can hack someone to pieces standing close enough to be sprayed with their blood and gore if you didn’t de-humanize them? And in a meta-historical sense, you’re dealing with the origins of modern western civilization up against a wholly different model of governance. I’ve also heard the film is anti-Islam and I hasten to say Islam didn’t exist when the battle took place.

They’re the enemy – they’re bad. Check. If you’re looking for intricate, in depth social commentary and historical richness – don’t expect it from this movie.

Anyway, I liked it. I thought the violence was uber gore for a reason. It’s not a documentary but I didn’t expect it to be. I liked it. I had a pleasant few hours with my dude, we had a nice lunch and came home to a house still standing, yay!

7 comments to “Abtastic Spartan Goodness”

  1. AutumnFire
    March 26th, 2007 at 11:26 am · Link

    …or as my friend called it, “300 six-packs.”

  2. Melissa
    March 26th, 2007 at 11:52 am · Link

    Amen sista! 300 was well worth our time, too.

    And its always nice tome come home to a house still standing. 🙂


  3. Seeley deBorn
    March 26th, 2007 at 2:18 pm · Link

    Why is everyone so mean??

    I’m stuck on this godforsaken rock for another 5 weeks with no chance in hell of seeing the inside of a movie theatre.

    Stop telling me how great this movie was!!

    (end of whine)

    On the other hand…I’ve trimmed The Man’s beard into the Spartan style…mmmm… 😈

  4. Loribelle Hunt
    March 26th, 2007 at 1:38 pm · Link

    I really want to see this. If only for the eye candy. 🙂

    People are complaining the Persians were demonized lol?? Hello, they invaded Greece! The invaders are supposed to demonized right? I know I’m not remembering my history that badly lol. 😉

  5. laurendane
    March 26th, 2007 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Autumn – oh yeah! I’d like to see those abs at least a dozen more times too.

    Seeley – we never go out but only recently found a great babysitter so we’ve had the freedom that we’ve lacked for NINE years! It’s a wonderful movie – go see it when you can. Gerard Butler’s abs on the big screen? Whooo!

    Mel – yes, house standing, children all in one piece, it was a good day.

    Loribelle – There are some interesting moments in the movie -it’s definitely an american feeling movie but it’s not an “attack” on anything, at least not from my perspective and I’m pretty sensitive to that stuff.

  6. Nicole
    March 26th, 2007 at 6:16 pm · Link

    I want to see this. If only for the eye candy.

  7. N.J. Walters
    March 27th, 2007 at 3:20 am · Link

    LOL I pretty much felt the same way about this movie. It’s a popcorn movie. It won’t win any Oscars for plot or dialogue, but it’s a heck of a fun way to spend two hours. 😀