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Three Native Rhode Islanders Commenting From the Right on Politics and Anything Else

“300” Reasons to NOT Read the Slimes

Posted by Ryan on March 5, 2007

300 is a film coming out on Friday that is sure to please fans of stylistic bloody historic battle movies like me. I’ve been looking forward to this movie since I saw it’s trailer at Apocalypto months ago! Yet the Slimes comes in with this story on how the movie is an allegory of Bush and the Iraq War… or, maybe it’s not. They tried to do this with V for Vendetta— a movie I, a conservative, really enjoy. 300 was a comic book, loosely based on the Battle of Thermopylae, reworked by Frank Miller in 1998, just like V was penned about the future legacy of the Thatcher era as viewed in the early 1980s!

My thoughts: “Hey New York Slimes, get your liberal mitts off my bloody historic action films!”

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UPDATE:  March 10, 2007– I just got back from this movie and loved it!  Lots of testosterone, blood, nakedness and a pro-freedom moral.  Any relation to contemporary politics?  Very little.  Like the article says, you’re going to get what you want to get out of the analogies, anecdote or allegory of this film.  I saw a visually stunning and captivating take on a 2400 year-old battle, stylized for a 21st century audience.

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