Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore & illus. Dave Gibbons Don’t you just love it when you turn up to watch a crappy film and then get to see an excellent one by total fluke? That’s what to … Continue reading
23 March 2007
Cast: David Wenham, Dominic West, Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Michael Fassbender, Rodrigo Santoro, Tom Wisdom, Vincent Regan
Script: Kurt Johnston, Michael Gordon, Zack Snyder
Setting: Ancient world, Sparta
I have a feeling that how you feel at the end of seeing this film will be hugely coloured by your mindset before the film began. Personally I loved it. Wonderful visuals and a great story. Wasn’t overly impressed with the characterisation, but you can’t have everything.
The film begins with a voice-over, and this narrator pipes up throughout the film, sometimes describing the action that we are watching on screen. I have no doubt that some will find this redundant, but, given the ending and who the narrator is I think this device actually works really well. Plus he does add to the melodramatic, over the top atmosphere that make this such a good film.