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300 half-naked men


Last night, I finally got a chance to sit down and watch the HD DVD release of 300, which had been sitting on my shelf for nearly three months. Unfortunately, the wait was most assuredly not worth it. While the transfer itself was absolutely stellar, I found myself phenomenally bored by what turned out to be little more than a two-hour display of testosterone, CG and tedious fight scenes. It’s blatantly the most homoerotic movie Hollywood has put out in the last few years, and I suppose for that alone it deserves some kudos, but unfortunately homoeroticism doesn’t float my boat, and there was precious little else to entertain me. If your idea of fun is watching a gaggle of men puffing out their ludicrously overdeveloped torsos, wandering around in skimpy pants and fighting each other, then you may get a kick out of this. I personally just found it all rather boring.

(Warner, USA, VC-1)

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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2007 at 9:46 AM | Comments: 3
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Technology



If it was so homoerotic and painful to watch, why take the trouble to produce nine screengrabs, including two of these aforementioned "half-naked men"? ;-)

Posted by: Richard, December 7, 2007 10:52 PM


The homoeroticism itself wasn’t painful to watch - if anything, it was the most entertaining part of the film. I took that shot to provide a good example of the film’s hot sweaty man action. :)

Oh, and I always take nine screen captures for my HD image quality posts.

Posted by: Whiggles, December 7, 2007 10:55 PM


I personally thought this film was the best of the year in new releases, although it helps that I love Pepla, and I saw it in the Bradford IMAX cinema which really makes the amazing visuals stand-out.

Posted by: Tim R-T-C, December 8, 2007 11:40 AM

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