The Buzz: 300 is a Stale Bloody Spectacle

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300

Director: Zack Snyder

Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Michael Fassbender, Tom Wisdom, and Andrew Pleavin

Running Time: 116 minutes

MPAA Rating: R for graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity

Buzz Rating:

5 out of 10

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Last week we reported that 300 had a perfect 100% fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes, a website that tracks critical reaction. Amore critic reviews start to roll in, the film’s rating has fallen hard. At the time of this report, 300 is now deemed Rotten at 59% with 17 reviews. As Friday nears, it will be interesting to see if the film will gain or lose critical respect.

The film is currently tracking “huge”, and is on it’s way to an estimated $40 million opening weekend. Not too shabby for a $60 million green screen film. Sadly the film won’t come close to breaking any records, including the R-Rated opening weekend currently held by The Matrix Reloaded with $91.7 million. The movie will instead place around #10, beating such films as Air Force One, Red Dragon and Freddy vs. Jason.

Meanwhile, Dr. Hamed Vahdati Nasab has started a petition aliming the film is not historically correct, and it portrays the Persian Empire in a very poor light.

Zack Snyder’s 300 starring Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Regan and Dominic West hits theaters on March 9th 2007.

Hannibal Rising Movie Review

Hannibal Rising

When I first saw the advertisements for Hannibal Rising, I feared the worst. The marketing people have decided to sell the movie as a teen slasher film. While the movie certainly doesn’t measure up to The Silence of the Lambs (or even it’s subsequent sequels), I’m happy to report that Hannibal Rising is watch-able (although I’m not sure I’d recommend it).
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