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Postby jasper-isis » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:24 am

I liked the speed manipulation in the fight scenes. Each "hold" looked like it could parallel a particular panel from the graphic novel.

Did anybody else notice that Xerxes was a bit too pretty-looking to be intimidating in any sense? I mean, he was made to look extremely tall, but he still looked more princely than war-like.

The theater was pretty full by the time I got there, so I had to sit in the very first row. Talk about getting up close and personal. I had trouble focusing my eyes. :?
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Postby Brad » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:39 pm

jasper-isis wrote:Did anybody else notice that Xerxes was a bit too pretty-looking to be intimidating in any sense? I mean, he was made to look extremely tall, but he still looked more princely than war-like.


I think that was mostly the point. He saw himself as this divine god to be worshiped by his minions, and not some big brutish warrior. His intimidation lied in his immense rule and mystical grandeur. Of course, he himself wouldn't be intimidating to a battle-hardened Spartan, but to all of the nations he had conquered, he was an undefeatable and unreasoned-with god.
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Postby Tsunami Jones » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:17 pm

Saw it last night on the IMAX. Dug it thoroughly, but I thought that they over did it with the slow-motion. At times it just felt to me like it was there to extend the film's running time :uhoh:
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Postby dwchang » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:50 pm

I enjoyed it, but was not surprised to see "WHORES WHORES WHORES" being Frank Miller and all :roll:
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Postby madbunny » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:06 pm

dwchang wrote:I enjoyed it, but was not surprised to see "WHORES WHORES WHORES" being Frank Miller and all :roll:


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Postby Kusoyaro » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:28 pm

dwchang wrote:I enjoyed it, but was not surprised to see "WHORES WHORES WHORES" being Frank Miller and all :roll:


:roll: It was just one scene. And the filmmakers made it gratuitous, not Miller. In the comic, it was just one drawing on one page. :roll:
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Postby dwchang » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:41 pm

Kusoyaro wrote:
dwchang wrote:I enjoyed it, but was not surprised to see "WHORES WHORES WHORES" being Frank Miller and all :roll:


:roll: It was just one scene. And the filmmakers made it gratuitous, not Miller. In the comic, it was just one drawing on one page. :roll:


There's actually two scenes and if you've read enough Frank Miller or pay enough attention to the industry you'd realize he has whores in almost anything he writes and that most people think he's crazy.
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Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:32 pm

it was fun XD
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Postby Ayanefan » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:47 pm

We cringed the whole movie, gore and such but interesting there was dialog. It's was pretty awesome.
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Postby Warheart » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:20 pm

I hate myself for living in germany and thus not being able to watch it like you Americans. But it's good to know that you folks enjoyed it so I guess even with the messed up german synchro it might be nice to watch. :)
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Postby Sereenie » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:48 am

SQ wrote:Like the blood, for instance. Was it just me or did 80% of that blood look like a no-edited AfterEffects preset splatter?
The friend I went to see it with said it might be because they were trying to make this look like a comic book.


Your friend is right. They did as much as they could to copy Miller's typical "blood spatters" from the graphic novel. The movie's book actually explains that they were using three (IIRC) types of splatters, depending on each kill's context.

As for the rock hard nipples, I guess it's because Montreal isn't quite as balmy as Greece, hehe!

Is the grain visible on regular screens too? I noticed it, but thought it was only because I was watching the movie on IMAX...

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Postby JaddziaDax » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:52 am

the grain was visable on the regular screen i saw it on... i figured it was just for effect or something
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Postby Warheart » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:44 pm

If anyone cares about the background artwork, this guy made the clouds and parts of it :

http://i-netgrafx.deviantart.com/
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Postby Tsunami Jones » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:55 pm

In a very silly development, Iran is angered by the movie, saying that it's "psychological warfare against Tehran and its people."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6446183.stm



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Postby Ayanefan » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:21 pm

Tsunami Jones wrote:In a very silly development, Iran is angered by the movie, saying that it's "psychological warfare against Tehran and its people."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6446183.stm
:lol: :roll:


I never would have equated Persia with Iran although I knew it was in that general area. Well, now I know more and I guess I'll I can laugh.
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