Zack is back. Zack Snyder directed 2004’s Dawn of the Dead which is one of my favorite zombie movies. Snyder is able to faithfully bring Miller’s graphic novel 300 onto the big screen. From the opening to closing scenes the movie is breath-taking. This is probably the first time any director and writer is able to translate a graphic novel into movie so well. Though the movie was shot almost entirely with a green-screen the film’s special effect fit so seamlessly into the movie.

The story is loosely based on the historic battle of Thermopylae where Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors held off a Persian army of one million. This is one of the first battles in history where the geographic landscape played an influential role in battle. 300 has more testosterone than any action movie released in the past 10 years. If you’re into gore and great action then 300 maybe the movie of the year for you.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★½

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