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2013-06-13 07:41:02 AM

The Muthaship: We need a Battle of Salamis movie.


Actually, that just sounds like gay porn....
 
2013-06-13 07:42:33 AM

The Muthaship: The Muthaship: We need a Battle of Salamis movie.

Actually, that just sounds like gay porn....


Actually, I thought it was the name of an old Genesis song..
 
2013-06-13 07:48:45 AM
pushed back 8 months is never a good sign...
 
2013-06-13 07:53:44 AM

Magorn: NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.

No no no NO
This is as dumb as the history ride in the movie  idiocracy.  the Battle of marathon being used as a sequel the Battle of Thermopylae really?  would be As anachronistic and ridiculous as George Washington and General Cornwallis staging a re-match as Gettysburg.

giving more screen time to this nonsense just sucks the air put of Amy chance for a good movie that tells the real story..just as the 300 pretty much killed a movie adaptation of "Gates of Fire" that was in the works at the same,e time-wjich is a real tragedy


What about if George Washington could astral project and rip souls of bodies and General Cornwallis had nuclear lazers he fired from his eyes?  I'd watch that movie.
 
2013-06-13 08:06:54 AM
You know what they never address in these sword & sandals movies?  The fatigue these guys must get in their arms from swinging those swords all day long!

I know it would be a pretty dull scene in a movie, but all these movies where guys are slicing through enemies like butter (300, Lord of the Rings, et. al.) they never touch on the fact that you may be the greatest swordsman in the world with, obviously, the sharpest sword ever, but damn, your arm would eventually give out!!

/wet blanket
 
2013-06-13 08:11:57 AM

LDM90: Eva Green is creepy. Her mouth or her eyes, I just don't know. I'm not saying she has sharp knees, I'm saying I'm afraid of her. Very afraid.


You're right, she is hot.
 
2013-06-13 08:26:27 AM
OPENING:

The troops, having just heard one-eyed guy's story of the final battle, digest what they've heard in silence, when...

UNNAMED CHARACTER:

Wait, didn't you say you left before the battle began? No, no, I distinctly remember you saying you left before the battle ensued. Even if you just hid back and watched, you have one eye, and you've probably got a lot of sand in that eye, what with you being in a desert. So, how would any of what you just spent, what, 90 minutes, telling us not be an entire load of bullshiat?! You're just sending us out there to die for some hard-on you have for killing people!

ONE-EYED GUY

But...but...they hate us for our freedom! Xerxes tried to kill my daddy!
 
2013-06-13 08:27:15 AM
Nice to see Ru Paul working.
 
2013-06-13 08:28:32 AM

buntz: You know what they never address in these sword & sandals movies?  The fatigue these guys must get in their arms from swinging those swords all day long!

I know it would be a pretty dull scene in a movie, but all these movies where guys are slicing through enemies like butter (300, Lord of the Rings, et. al.) they never touch on the fact that you may be the greatest swordsman in the world with, obviously, the sharpest sword ever, but damn, your arm would eventually give out!!

/wet blanket


Really? REALLY?????
 
2013-06-13 08:39:36 AM

vudukungfu: Nice to see Ru Paul working.


Got a crush on the fella?
 
2013-06-13 08:50:34 AM
Meh.  I'll wait for the Nick Cave-scripted Gladiator 2.  Not that it will happen, but I'd rather see it than "300:  Three Hundred-er."
 
2013-06-13 09:01:05 AM
No David Wenham?  Sadface
 
2013-06-13 09:13:10 AM

LDM90: Eva Green is creepy. Her mouth or her eyes, I just don't know. I'm not saying she has sharp knees, I'm saying I'm afraid of her. Very afraid.


When you are scared she might pull a knife on you at the last minute it makes that orgasm so much sweeter
 
2013-06-13 09:13:23 AM

Magorn: This is as dumb as the history ride in the movie idiocracy. the Battle of marathon being used as a sequel the Battle of Thermopylae really? would be As anachronistic and ridiculous as George Washington and General Cornwallis staging a re-match as Gettysburg.


i read a review that didn't mention that.  Bummer.
 
2013-06-13 09:15:30 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: LDM90: Eva Green is creepy. Her mouth or her eyes, I just don't know. I'm not saying she has sharp knees, I'm saying I'm afraid of her. Very afraid.

When you are scared she might pull a knife on you at the last minute it makes that orgasm so much sweeter


Preaching to the choir.
 
2013-06-13 09:31:45 AM
brunette fivehead alert
 
2013-06-13 09:34:45 AM

buntz: You know what they never address in these sword & sandals movies?  The fatigue these guys must get in their arms from swinging those swords all day long!

I know it would be a pretty dull scene in a movie, but all these movies where guys are slicing through enemies like butter (300, Lord of the Rings, et. al.) they never touch on the fact that you may be the greatest swordsman in the world with, obviously, the sharpest sword ever, but damn, your arm would eventually give out!!

/wet blanket


I agree. Have you ever read "Gates of Fire"? It's a retelling of the battle of Thermopylae told through the eyes of a slave (only survivor pulled out of the bodies, Xerxes ordered his saving so he could learn as much as he could about the Spartans). It goes into detail about their training and the severe fatigue they suffered.

You feel like they missed a chance to humanize them a little bit.
 
2013-06-13 09:36:33 AM

The Muthaship: We need a Battle of Salamis movie.


Why do i want to watch a bunch of people hitting each other with cured meats?
 
2013-06-13 09:39:23 AM

NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.


Those poor Thespians will now be forgotten.
 
2013-06-13 09:44:08 AM
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2013-06-13 09:48:39 AM
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A new 300 movie? HELL YA!!!
 
2013-06-13 09:53:52 AM

Clutch2013: Mugato: Alphax: The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.

You didn't see Casino Royale?

Or The Dreamers?


Or that really shiatty Camalot tv series?
 
2013-06-13 10:01:32 AM

Magorn: NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.

No no no NO
This is as dumb as the history ride in the movie  idiocracy.  the Battle of marathon being used as a sequel the Battle of Thermopylae really?  would be As anachronistic and ridiculous as George Washington and General Cornwallis staging a re-match as Gettysburg.

giving more screen time to this nonsense just sucks the air put of Amy chance for a good movie that tells the real story..just as the 300 pretty much killed a movie adaptation of "Gates of Fire" that was in the works at the same,e time-wjich is a real tragedy


I know how you feel man.  For instance, I heard about this movie called "Man of Steel", wherein the protagonist is a super-strong everyman who flies and shoots lasers out of his eye!  WTF is that?  It is just nonsense to try and stylize something like this for cinema when I know is not true and could never happen.  Why can't they make a realistic movie about an non-alien orphan and the struggles he faces, instead of this super powers crap, which just confuses kids and makes idiots think that a guy in spandex can save them from danger.
 
2013-06-13 10:07:13 AM

BilltheThrill: Magorn: NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.

No no no NO
This is as dumb as the history ride in the movie  idiocracy.  the Battle of marathon being used as a sequel the Battle of Thermopylae really?  would be As anachronistic and ridiculous as George Washington and General Cornwallis staging a re-match as Gettysburg.

giving more screen time to this nonsense just sucks the air put of Amy chance for a good movie that tells the real story..just as the 300 pretty much killed a movie adaptation of "Gates of Fire" that was in the works at the same,e time-wjich is a real tragedy

I know how you feel man.  For instance, I heard about this movie called "Man of Steel", wherein the protagonist is a super-strong everyman who flies and shoots lasers out of his eye!  WTF is that?  It is just nonsense to try and stylize something like this for cinema when I know is not true and could never happen.  Why can't they make a realistic movie about an non-alien orphan and the struggles he faces, instead of this super powers crap, which just confuses kids and makes idiots think that a guy in spandex can save them from danger.


Did you seriously just equate a movie that (at some level) is supposed to be about historical stuff that actually happened with a comic book adaptation?
 
2013-06-13 10:08:42 AM
Clutch2013:

/not quite "Shut up and take my money" material yet, but I'm intrigued.

It's advertising a  March release date, so the studio apparently doesn't have a lot of faith in it.

March is the dumping ground.
 
2013-06-13 10:11:59 AM

Tax Boy: It's advertising a March release date, so the studio apparently doesn't have a lot of faith in it.

March is the dumping ground.


There has been a push in the last 4 years to try and reverse that

...I don't see it happening but that's the trend is to try and avoid the forced summer block buster and christmas treadmill
 
2013-06-13 10:12:33 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: LDM90: Eva Green is creepy. Her mouth or her eyes, I just don't know. I'm not saying she has sharp knees, I'm saying I'm afraid of her. Very afraid.

When you are scared she might pull a knife on you at the last minute it makes that orgasm so much sweeter


Particularly when you contemplate from where she might pull that knife. At the last minute, I mean.
 
2013-06-13 10:15:44 AM
The movie '300' was based off a Graphic Novel, not history books.
 
2013-06-13 10:25:16 AM

The Banana Thug: Looks like they ripped off the "Battle of Blackwater" scene from Game of Thrones.

And is Eva Green supposed to be hot?



if you're a heterosexual male, then yes.
 
2013-06-13 10:28:28 AM

Son of Thunder: BilltheThrill: Magorn: NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.

No no no NO
This is as dumb as the history ride in the movie  idiocracy.  the Battle of marathon being used as a sequel the Battle of Thermopylae really?  would be As anachronistic and ridiculous as George Washington and General Cornwallis staging a re-match as Gettysburg.

giving more screen time to this nonsense just sucks the air put of Amy chance for a good movie that tells the real story..just as the 300 pretty much killed a movie adaptation of "Gates of Fire" that was in the works at the same,e time-wjich is a real tragedy

I know how you feel man.  For instance, I heard about this movie called "Man of Steel", wherein the protagonist is a super-strong everyman who flies and shoots lasers out of his eye!  WTF is that?  It is just nonsense to try and stylize something like this for cinema when I know is not true and could never happen.  Why can't they make a realistic movie about an non-alien orphan and the struggles he faces, instead of this super powers crap, which just confuses kids and makes idiots think that a guy in spandex can save them from danger.

Did you seriously just equate a movie that (at some level) is supposed to be about historical stuff that actually happened with a comic book adaptation?


You realize that both films are comic book adaptations (one comic was invented whole cloth while the other was at least inspired by historical events).
 
2013-06-13 10:39:17 AM
Go home Cersei you are drunk!

/haha
 
2013-06-13 10:44:46 AM
Son of Thunder:

Did you seriously just equate a movie that (at some level) is supposed to be about historical stuff that actually happened with a comic book adaptation?

The movie is "supposed to be about historical stuff"?  Are you farking high?
 
2013-06-13 10:48:10 AM

NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.


I'm going to make a movie about the ancient far east where Sun Tzu's opening of the first Zoo eventually causes the Zhou dynasty to collapse hundreds of years later. It's going to be a family friendly movie, a lighthearted comedy starring Jackie Chan. That will teach the kids about that period in antiquity.
 
2013-06-13 10:56:32 AM

TheJoe03: Funny how they use pale British guys to portray the Greeks and tan Mexicans to portray the Persians.


Making it the first movie ever to use artifical means to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys.  Oh, and Greeks were paler then.
 
2013-06-13 11:04:27 AM
Look for the Redbox/ SyFy version 600!
 
2013-06-13 11:14:24 AM

BilltheThrill: Son of Thunder:

Did you seriously just equate a movie that (at some level) is supposed to be about historical stuff that actually happened with a comic book adaptation?

The movie is "supposed to be about historical stuff"?  Are you farking high?


In the sense that the Battle of Thermopylae happened, yes. What Son of Thunder is saying is a lot of people's only exposure to that battle is the movie "300", so they walk out with this idea that they're all super-soldiers with adamantium swords and basically gods among men, when it really isn't the truth at all.

It would be like finding out someone's only exposure to World War II was after watching Inglorious Basterds. Fun movie, but completely distorts the facts in every way.
 
2013-06-13 11:23:52 AM

Modified Cornstarch: brunette fivehead alert


Are guys unaware of how much they sound like biatchy queens when they write stuff like this?
 
2013-06-13 11:24:14 AM
Noam Murro: "Hey Zack, we need another line of dialog for this character here."
Zack Snyder: "Hmmm... how about 'YAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!'?"
Noam Murro: "Hey - that fits!"
 
2013-06-13 11:29:23 AM

Son of Thunder: Did you seriously just equate a movie that (at some level) is supposed to be about historical stuff that actually happened with a comic book adaptation?


300 was also a comic book adaptation.  And that comic was also intended to be told as if was an oral history full of embellishments and mystical elements.  And this movie is about the Battles of Artemisium and Salamis which did happen right after Thermopylae so stop freaking out and thinking we're all in Idiocracy.  That's idiocy.
 
2013-06-13 11:40:27 AM

browntimmy: Modified Cornstarch: brunette fivehead alert

Are guys unaware of how much they sound like biatchy queens when they write stuff like this?


i was going for the tinny-voiced wannabe, but that'll suffice.
 
2013-06-13 11:52:29 AM
Liked 300, fun movie, cool fights, over-stylish photography, cool soundtrack.

It's not I, Claudius, but it wasn't the intent either. It was intended as a dumb action movie based on a dumb action comic. And in THAT intent, I think it succeed...

I may catch this one on theaters.

Hey, if we are lucky, the climatic battle will be between Eva Green and Lena Headey on mud...
 
2013-06-13 12:12:30 PM

buntz: You know what they never address in these sword & sandals movies?  The fatigue these guys must get in their arms from swinging those swords all day long!

I know it would be a pretty dull scene in a movie, but all these movies where guys are slicing through enemies like butter (300, Lord of the Rings, et. al.) they never touch on the fact that you may be the greatest swordsman in the world with, obviously, the sharpest sword ever, but damn, your arm would eventually give out!!

/wet blanket



That's not how it works in real life fighting in that manner outside a movie. At least not in the Phalanx or Roman style.
 
2013-06-13 12:23:08 PM

Alphax: The work PC doesn't do video well, or sound for that matter.  (checks the IMDB app on my iPhone)  Ah!  There it is.  Be right back, getting my earbuds out..


Why did you bother typing that?
 
2013-06-13 01:13:34 PM

scottydoesntknow: buntz: You know what they never address in these sword & sandals movies?  The fatigue these guys must get in their arms from swinging those swords all day long!

I know it would be a pretty dull scene in a movie, but all these movies where guys are slicing through enemies like butter (300, Lord of the Rings, et. al.) they never touch on the fact that you may be the greatest swordsman in the world with, obviously, the sharpest sword ever, but damn, your arm would eventually give out!!

/wet blanket

I agree. Have you ever read "Gates of Fire"? It's a retelling of the battle of Thermopylae told through the eyes of a slave (only survivor pulled out of the bodies, Xerxes ordered his saving so he could learn as much as he could about the Spartans). It goes into detail about their training and the severe fatigue they suffered.

You feel like they missed a chance to humanize them a little bit.


That would be completely missing the point. Humanizing them is the complete opposite of what they were going for.
 
2013-06-13 01:14:45 PM

Tax Boy: March is the dumping ground.


The Matrix was released in March.
 
2013-06-13 01:16:59 PM

El Morro: Alphax: The work PC doesn't do video well, or sound for that matter.  (checks the IMDB app on my iPhone)  Ah!  There it is.  Be right back, getting my earbuds out..

Why did you bother typing that?


Well, I found an alternate source of the video.
 
2013-06-13 01:45:25 PM

Modified Cornstarch: brunette fivehead alert


Brunettes with fiverhaeds are farking disgusting.

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2013-06-13 01:47:40 PM

Tax Boy: Clutch2013:

/not quite "Shut up and take my money" material yet, but I'm intrigued.

It's advertising a  March release date, so the studio apparently doesn't have a lot of faith in it.

March is the dumping ground.


Honestly, I've seen some movies in the traditional dumping grounds that haven't been that bad.  Of course, they wouldn't have fared as well if they got summer release dates and had their asses handed to them by the usual blockbusters.  This year alone, Dead Man Down and G.I. Joe: Retaliation were two nice surprises to come out of March.  Then there was Evil Dead in April.
 
2013-06-13 01:47:48 PM

Mugato: Modified Cornstarch: brunette fivehead alert

Brunettes with fiverhaeds are farking disgusting.

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Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham where the only reason why I watched Gilmore Girls...

/Not really...
 
2013-06-13 02:41:44 PM
This movie is a blast from start to end. Eva Green is hot as can be, and the sound is incredible. Well, I am a bit biased as myself and the crew I work with are doing the sound job.
 
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