Friday, March 09, 2007
300 is operatic. Everything about it is grand and ambitious, from the costuming to the music to the acting. It cares more about the telling of the story than the story itself. 300 is not content to be a note-for-note cover song of the original material, like Sin City was. Instead, it takes Frank Miller’s Technicolor rendition of the Spartan stand at Thermopylae and makes the story its own, while remaining true to the themes of the original material. By doing so, 300 becomes that rarest of adaptations: One superior to its source.