Film Review: 300

by Pat Johnson

You're hearing a lot of buzz about this movie. Everything from the actor's abs to the stylized gore has people talking. But I'm here to tell you, there isn't much else there. This film is an above average action movie with some great cinematography and inspired violence. However the story and the characters are shallow and by the time you get to your car, you'll have forgotten all but the best bits. The hype engine is running at full steam for this movie and other people are sure to carry on more than I'm willing to. Sure, I can go on about the King's pecks or his general's abs, or even the savage masculinity that the film endorses, but that would be making a war out of a tiff. And if you're not a fan of glorified war, hyper-stylized fights and hunky dudes, this movie is just a good popcorn matinee.

6 pack abs for everyone (out of 11)