This was a good graphic novel and a good translation to a movie. Because the book is so short, the movie actually
provides more development than the book (rare in film). The film was photographed like a graphic novel – grainy colorful frames, occasional spot color, large blood swatches, extra contrast; some of the scenes are filmed at unusual angles as well, to mimic the book.
I was especially impressed with the very first battle scene, where light troops from Xerces’s Persian forces collide with the Spartan phalanx. There is a lot of pushing and shoving but little death until the phalanx starts forcing the Persians back – once the Persian front breaks just a little, the Greeks start a killing spree. From what I’ve studied, that is what warfare of that day was really like.

If you have an interest in ancient history, you should go see “300”. Here’s the web site for the film.


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