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"300" Theatrical Trailer

Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 4:39pm

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Well, the trailer that was leaked on some sites a while ago has now reached Apple.com and is now also available in HD. I must say this looks really cool, and it captures the feeling of Frank Miller's comic very well.

Frank Miller's "300" Trailer
Frank Miller's "300" Trailer - HighDef

For those of you who don't know, Frank Miller is also creator of the (in my opinion great) comics and movie called "Sin City". Like Sin City, 300 was shot entirely on greenscreen.

Enjoy smile
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Seen it this morning. Looks absolutely awesome, I love it. (I especially like the Gerard Buttler shouts every one of his lines) wink

Looks like my kinda film.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 6:07pm

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Yeah, I saw that. Looks interesting - like a cross between "Gladiator" and "The Matrix" wink
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 6:09pm

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Looks brilliant.
It seems to have some of the style from Sin City that I loved.
I will see it.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 6:12pm

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I hope it'll be a better film then Sin City though
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 6:14pm

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I loved Sin City.
It's in my top 15 movies of all time.

So if it'll be better, then I'll be impressed.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 6:16pm

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Sin City bored the hell out of me, so if it'll be better, that doesn't say much. As there's still quite some room left to be a really good film, even an amazing one. But this one looks the part! smile
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 6:29pm

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Wow that trailer was one of those kind that reach out and pull you in. Hopefully the movie lives up to it because DAMN that was sweet.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 6:34pm

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that was pretty awesome, the movie looks, and probably is going to be sweet. I really hated the music they used though.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 7:20pm

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Sollthar wrote:

Sin City bored the hell out of me
I agree.......i think it was because most of it was narrated and there was not music to keep you in the mood!


anyway, i think 300 is going to be as great as it looks!!! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 7:24pm

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SIN CITY OWNED Anyway. The movie looks awsome. I am definetly sneaking in to see it.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 8:35pm

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SpikeCoFilms wrote:

Wow that trailer was one of those kind that reach out and pull you in.
Ha! Apparently it didn't have that effect on my mom. She walked out before it ended. razz
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 9:13pm

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haha biggrin .......she probably thought it was too violent!!!lol
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 9:17pm

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She's persumably a woman... And this looks like a man's kinda movie. wink
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 9:18pm

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Sollthar wrote:

She's persumably a woman... And this looks like a man's kinda movie. wink
I don't know she might just be a squemish man...
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 10:09pm

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carefull.....you might offend people u know..........very funny, but you never know biggrin
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 10:50pm

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OK then. If I offended anyone with my remark I am sorry.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 10:58pm

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Keep in mind, you're making a joke around destron, the king of "not getting it", so it could definitely be taken the wrong way.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 11:06pm

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Men are cooler then women.
... but not when they are nude.
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 12:07am

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Waser wrote:

that was pretty awesome, the movie looks, and probably is going to be sweet. I really hated the music they used though.
How dare you disrespect Trent Reznor. Saying that, I'm not sure it suited.

THIS ISSS SPAAARTAAA!
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 12:31am

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Klut wrote:

Men are cooler then women.
... but not when they are nude.
This man speaks the truth.

Movie looks cool. I agree with Waser. The music didn't fit the setting that well. I think this looks cool, I just hope it doesn't turn into another demonstration on how well you can use CGI. neutral
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 12:35am

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This looks like a movie that cares more about being awesome than being authentic, and I think in that respect, the music fits perfectly. I'd almost be as bold as to say the music and the frenetic panning/zooming/slomo near the end is what makes the teaser awesome.
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 11:13am

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Really good trailer. Have to agree with Sollthar about Gerard shouting all his lines. Maybe the Spartans had hearing issues wink

Can't wait! (but will have to...)

Mantra
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 11:37am

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Frank Miller took a real historical event and made a graphical masterpiece.

They took Frank Miller's masterpiece and made an overblown, bloated CGI videogame.

While there are indeed some interesting shots, whatever little acting is shown clearly points to shameless overacting - can that Geard Butler guy scream any less? Looks like it's his reaction to anything. And while the supporting cast does not necessarily scream, they are not drowning in subtility either...

What was originally 300 men facing an army of a few thousands now looks like 300 men facing an army of hundreds of thousands, complete with mutants, monsters and so on...

Looks like a pretty yawn fest to me... There'll be pretty pictures that don't look real because of the overuse of CG and the overall hyperstylization but that seems to be about it from where I sit. Pretty but empty...

I'll save my fifteen bucks, thank you very much.

As far as the trailer goes, I didn't mind the music so much. But those who complain my trailers consists of random shots I have this to say: I have NOTHING on the guys who did that trailer! Man, talk about a mish mash of sweet nothing!
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 11:57am

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Hehe, actually I hope Gerard Butler keeps screaming throughout the whole film. I'd love that.

They should add a short romantic scene in it where he looks at a pretty girl and shots "I LOOOOOVEE YOUUUUUUU!" right in her face. wink
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 12:37pm

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hhahhah......that would be histerical..........lol
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if he shouts throught the film im walking out.......oh wait im not 18 yet!!!!!!!darn it
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 1:04pm

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Sollthar wrote:

Hehe, actually I hope Gerard Butler keeps screaming throughout the whole film. I'd love that.

HEY LARRY! HOW ARE YOU DOOOOOING TODAY?!?!??
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 1:14pm

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Love the trailer (even the music, though on first viewing I agree it was a bit jarring). Visuals look great, though I'm sure some people won't like it's over-stylisation, just like some people didn't like Sin City's hyper-stylised visuals.

Personally I'm really enjoying this new brand of almost entirely artificial movies. I recently discovered a great TV series from the 80s called The Storyteller that used composites in almost every shot, and it's a similar thing to Sin City and 300 - using effects to conjure up a complete world that works on an emotinal level in bold strokes more than any kind of realism.

I need to get hold of the 300 comic to compare it. Mainly because the director has been tasked with Watchmen, so he's currently the most important director in Hollywood IMO.
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 1:26pm

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tarn.....go here, they show you bits of the comic........plus concept design and making of biggrin


http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/

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Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 1:26pm

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JohnCarter wrote:

There'll be pretty pictures that don't look real because of the overuse of CG and the overall hyperstylization but that seems to be about it from where I sit. Pretty but empty...
Surely the whole point of stylising something is to take it away from photorealism? The comic wasn't drawn in a way to be realistic, I imagine the film's visuals are representing that.

Whilst I agree it isn't the same shot for shot job as Sin City, it's still visually amazing as well as artistically impressive. Photorealism is hugely boring and massively over-desired, take for example any Pixar film and you'll notice that style reigns supreme over realism.

Ultimately we'll all have to reserve judgement until the film is released. Until then I think we've got a damn impressive trailer to watch over and over.

-Hybrid.
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 1:46pm

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I have nothing against style - I did enjoy Sin City and countless other films with heavy stylization - and I am not necessarily an advocate of photorealism.

However, in this particular case, it does seem to be yet another case of style over substance and while those films do have their place, it seems to be getting more and more commonplace and I, for one, am getting tired of them. I don't want to see videogames - they are made to be played, not watched. I want to see films.

Miller is arguably a definite stylist in the comic world. He's far from photorealistic. His strength is in the grittyness of his depiction of reality. That's not the case with the film adaptation. I do question the frame by frame adaptation of the comics but in this case, it doesn't matter. Merely copying the frames won't give it any resonance if the actors are chewing the scenery like it's their last lunch...

Miller's book was gripping, interesting, dramatic, stylized and exciting...

The film got pretty pictures and a screaming buffoon so far... They haven't managed to convince me this is any good beyond a very subjective artistic interpretation...

Then again, maybe I am just getting too old to get it anymore...
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JohnCarter wrote:

However, in this particular case, it does seem to be a case of style over substance
I'm not sure you can really judge the film on its substance from just this trailer, which is clearly intended to 'wow' people with cool spectacle and action. I don't think this particular trailer set out to demonstrate 300's substance - but at the same time, I don't see anything in the trailer that negates the possibility of the film having some depth.

and while those films do have their place, it seems to be getting more and more commonplace and I, for one, am getting tired of them.
Which films are you thinking of in particular? I haven't really noticed any particular shift in recent years.

I don't want to see videogames - they are made to be played, not watched. I want to see films.
If you know of video games that are as good as this trailer, please let me know where I can get them. wink

I can't comment on how it stands against the comic as I haven't read it yet - a mistake that I intend to correct this weekend, after a quick trip to the comic shop.
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 1:54pm

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Tarn wrote:

I can't comment on how it stands against the comic as I haven't read it yet - a mistake that I intend to correct this weekend, after a quick trip to the comic shop.
Say hey to Tim and Bilbo for me. I should probably head down and grab a copy too.

I'd forgotton to add earlier than I didn't think V for Vendetta adapted Moore's graphic style and was still an utter success as a movie. I'm always wary of other media to film productions though judging from the trailer I'd say 300 is looking to be great.

I could be wrong. smile
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They haven't managed to convince me this is any good beyond a very subjective artistic interpretation...
Surely, that's the case with every film though? smile
Posted: Sat, 7th Oct 2006, 3:01pm

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Sollthar wrote:

They haven't managed to convince me this is any good beyond a very subjective artistic interpretation...
Surely, that's the case with every film though? smile
No.
Posted: Sat, 7th Oct 2006, 3:05pm

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I meant the "subjective artistic interpretation". That's all every film is about. You either dig it or not. It's all about if you like the interpretation another filmmaker chose, visually, storytelling wise or in any other matter.
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In that case, yes.
Posted: Sat, 7th Oct 2006, 11:05pm

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But yeah, I agree that I'm not sure if it has any substance or not. Seeing that I didn't like the content of Sin City one bit, I might be disappointed.
But the visuals I really really like. That's my kind of visuals. I really like films that go away from photorealism.
Posted: Sat, 7th Oct 2006, 11:53pm

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Looks like they also stole a bit of the Project One script.

*looks at Hybrid*

wink
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"THIS IS MADNESS"

Mofo stole my line!
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"Our arrows will blot out the sun"
"Then we will fight in the shade"

And I will be hiding under a rock.
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The last trailer for this is now online, and in my opinion, it's the best so far (despite the recycled footage):

Watch!
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Waser wrote:

The last trailer for this is now online, and in my opinion, it's the best so far (despite the recycled footage):

Watch!
I watched this yesterday. then watched it again. and again. and again.



It's officially my most anticipated film now.
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OMFG111

This friggin rules
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Sollthar wrote:

OMFG111

This friggin rules
I couldn't agree more



Here's the trailer in HD
Posted: Sat, 9th Dec 2006, 9:21pm

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Whoa, awesome trailer!! This is now my 2nd most anticipated movie of 2007 (next after Hot Fuzz) biggrin
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Fxhome should take us on a field trip to see it.
Posted: Sun, 10th Dec 2006, 11:15pm

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Multiwagon wrote:

Fxhome should take us on a field trip to see it.
Says the person who earlier said he would have to sneak in.


wink
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No matter how cool it is (and I don't know, can't watch it with dial-up) I can't understand this kind of hype over a trailer.
Posted: Mon, 11th Dec 2006, 11:32am

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that film looks great,
personaly i dont care if the film uses 'style over substance'
most films are made to be enjoyable these days, besides i like to watch a film that is more enjoyable then i wont be wanting to run out of the cinema...like when i saw the dreadful miami vice.....


about that guy shouting..i think it would be fairly obious that he doesnt shout every line, these are obiously extracts of 'dramatic' parts.

anyways i look forward to seeing this film....i havent seen any trailers for many other film i want to see next year(other than spiderman 3)
Posted: Thu, 14th Dec 2006, 2:54am

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I'm defiantly going to smash something with a sledgehammer or something after watching this movie...or have a sword fight with my friend...yeah, that will be better