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#294559 - 03/20/07 10:03 AM Re: 300 [Re: Ed_Morris]
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You know, Ed, I knew that if anybody brought up all that political crap it'd be you.

edit-not calling you crap, just the constant talk of 300 being a commentary on the middle east and going to war, etc. IT'S A [censored] COMIC BOOK, PEOPLE.


Edited by JoelM (03/20/07 10:17 AM)

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#294560 - 03/20/07 01:35 PM Re: 300 [Re: JoelM]
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who's constantly talking about it? I just gave my impression of the flick, ya poopy flinger.

so I guess I shouldn't mention my impression of the part that shows a guy pinned with arrows in the coincidental position of the crucifix?

it's honestly what I was thinking. The coincidences ruined it for me. other than that it was entertaining.

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#294561 - 03/20/07 03:07 PM Re: 300 [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Ed, the persians were what we call iranian now, so the Iraqi's would be greatly insulted that you bunched them together in your subconscious (they dont get on).

if us Brits can go and see Braveheart and The Patriot with open hearts, then I dont see how anything involving ancient history can stick in anyone's throat.

If it helps, the graphic novel it is a direct adaptation of was first published in 1999, so any subtext has been firmly added from the viewer, not the originator of the work.
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#294562 - 03/20/07 03:08 PM Re: 300 [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Am I the only one who found the movie...boring?

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#294563 - 03/20/07 03:23 PM Re: 300 [Re: Cord]
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if us Brits can go and see Braveheart and The Patriot with open hearts, then I dont see how anything involving ancient history can stick in anyone's throat.




With that said, I'm sure you Brits were okay with "The Last of the Mohicans" where the Brits were the good guys and the French were the bad guys elicited the Indians to help do their bidding! Just buggin'

By the way, all great movies and looking forward to 300.
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#294564 - 03/20/07 07:56 PM Re: 300 [Re: Cord]
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kindof different. I'm not saying anything stuck in my throat, and I'm not saying the movie was politically motivated. I mean, I could just as easily made political parallels with Star Wars III. "You're either with me, or you are my enemy." etc etc. but SWIII didn't hit me that way.

For some reason, '300' did hit me that way...an invention and impression in my own mind.

anyway, who cares what I thought. This interview is interesting and cool:
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#294565 - 03/21/07 03:34 AM Re: 300 [Re: Cord]
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My Judo teacher was Persian (I refuse to call Persian Iranians), and so far, the Persians I've met are really cool people. Although I haven't met Teheran Persians, I've met some really interesting people. The thing that shocked me was that some of them had green eyes. Really cool.

300 was more like a comic to me. I didn't see the "east" vs "west" that much, it was more like "Persians bad people, Spartans crazy people" = slug-fest of the century.

-Taison out
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#294566 - 03/21/07 07:57 AM Re: 300 [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Quote:

who's constantly talking about it? I just gave my impression of the flick,



Nothing on here, but I've heard people talking about it and read a bunch of articles, even from movie critics.

Quote:

ya poopy flinger.



I can honestly say that I have never been called that before. I might be insulted if I wasn't laughing so hard.
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#294567 - 03/21/07 11:55 AM Re: 300 [Re: JoelM]
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Quote:

Quote:

ya poopy flinger.



I can honestly say that I have never been called that before. I might be insulted if I wasn't laughing so hard.




Ha ha ... I thought it said poopy "finger". Now that would be funny.

Anyways, I plan on trying again to go see this tonight. Man I can't wait.
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#294568 - 03/22/07 01:48 PM Re: 300 [Re: Dereck]
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Seen it last night and liked it. I wanted more from the ending. It seemed we were in some great battle scenes and then then skip through too much to get to a point where they are surrounded. Sure didn't look like 300 guys under those shields ... even with their losses earlier. Still liked it and was impressed with their physiques. Feel good about how I look but wow, what I couldn't do if I had their trainer and dietitian.
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