Monday, March 19, 2007

What they want

300 the movie continues its surge at the box office:

... the battle epic "300" took the No. 1 spot for the second-straight weekend with $31.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Warner Bros. movie, the story of vastly outnumbered Spartans defending against Persian invaders, shot past the $100 million mark after just a week in theaters, bringing its total to $127.5 million.
Note to British film industry - make a fucking action film.

2 comments:

rightwingprof said...

I'm afraid I've only seen 300 twice, but I think its success is more than its being an action film (though that's part of it). It's refreshingly absent of any liberal hand-wringing or evil corporations or all the usual nonsense Hollywood shoves down our throats, and instead, is unabashedly pro-military, and embraces the values of duty, honor, courage, and sacrifice. Contrast 300 with V for Vendetta.

Matthew Sinclair said...

Contrast anything with V for Vendetta. That film was so unremittingly bad, utterly idiotic and vaguely disturbing.

300, on the other hand, I'm excited about. Going to see it at the IMAX on Thursday.