Elizabeth and I went to Cinetopia with Tom to see Frank Miller’s 300 this weekend.


The story of the Spartans refusal to bow to Xerxes and in fact, hold off an army of millions with just 300 men is very compelling and based in history. This is a beautifully shot movie and while it is very violent, the use of matrix-like bullet-time special effects really enhance the physical abilities and skills of these warriors.

You can read about the graphic novel, watch the movie trailer in HD or, if you are a fan of Frank Miller’s work (my brother will remember him from the Dark Knight, as well as Sin City) you can support Geeks R Us by shopping at Amazon:


  1. 300, the graphic novel was inspired by the movie, “The 300 Spartans” (1962). The graphic novel and two movies are about The Battle of Thermopylae. This was one of the greatest last-stand battles still taught in military history courses. Others include the Battle of Agincourt. But this one is big because 300 spartans took on 10,000 Persians.

    Big write-up here but be careful because it will spoil the movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleofThermopylae

  2. I’m looking forward to seeing it just for the effects. But, as you say, I’m hearing that it’s very good. 🙂

    Oh, but we should probably say “loosely based” on history. Or maybe “inspired by”. heh

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