300

This trailer is lovely.

It’s for the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s original graphic novel 300, which retells the classic Spartan battle of Thermopylae in which 300 men stood against a vast army.

I’m not Miller’s biggest fan, but the graphic novel is mythic and bold in both images and storytelling, and is as much about the meaning we draw from stories as it is about historical reality. The film is produced against green screens in the same way as Sin City or Mirrormask, and looks just as stylised as a combination of Miller’s strong sense of design and CGI would lead you to suspect. It could make a fine, if entirely testosterone drenched, movie experience.

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