Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Just watched 300. On the one hand, there is lots of satisfying sword play and fighting and gore. Honor and glory, blah blah blah. Plus there are one or two brief moments of gorgeous women is silky gowns.
On the other hand, you kinda roll your eyes at the "freedom is not free" crapola. This is the sort of myth-making propaganda that weak politicians love to roll out so that young people will enlist to fight old mens' wars. Germany in the 1930s, for example, pushed a lot of this baloney propaganda about knights and honor and history.
This is the type of movie that is supposed to get garbage men and insurance salesmen sitting in their lazee boyz excited. Plus there is the h0m0er0tic aspect of a bunch of dudes in little leather speedos with bulging, sweaty muscles....
But maybe I am reading too much into it, maybe its just a slick retelling of an historic battle (missus wandered off after 5 minutes, of course.....)
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 9:21 PM