We’ve known for awhile now that Zack Snyder was developing a 300 prequel called Xerxes alongside Frank Miller, who was writing the graphic novel version. It’s been assumed that Snyder would then step in and direct the 300 follow-up, though recent news claims that might not be the case.
300, Xerxes, Zack Snyder, Guy Ritchie
I liked 300 but it did get boring after the 3rd time of watching it. Snyder is an amazing director and really knows how to use the graphics/cgi animation. I also love Guy Ritchie and he's never disappointed me personally but I'm not quite sure he's the right director for this particular movie because Ritchie and Snyder are on a different level of directing. Ritchie focuses on storyline while Snyder focuses on visuals so that's like trying to get John Hughes to direct The Dark Knight, see what I'm saying.
I think Snyder can do a good job balancing story with visuals. Watchmen I think is a perfect example of that.
Most definitely, Watchmen was amazing as far as both visuals and storyline but what I meant was he's more focused on the visuals because he understands and demonstrates the art behind the visuals (i.e. Watchmen, 300, etc.)
Director Zack Synder's 300 Movie was omni-powerful Action film. I can see him doing an awesome continueing works with his plans for XERXES too ...'to bad he has quite alot on his shoulders maybe that's why the delay and Director Guy Ritchie was asked to take on the Project. Well, if Synder gives a nod to Ritchie to work with Frank Miller ...'I say go for it! By the way that's a throw-down Battle-art work piece of Xerxes looking ready for Battle. Nice!
Guy Ritchie is a very talented director. I would imagine he could do a great job with this follow- up. Does it mean he's the best person for the job? It would depend on how well he and Frank Miller would work together.
Being that Frank Miller is mentioned in this blog, I was wondering if Robocop was mentioned for a reboot. I don't know who owns the rights to the franchise, but it sounds a lot better then most of the reboots being talked about in my opinion. Being that Frank Miller wrote the story, to at least the 2nd and 3rd Robocop, I thought it was relevant.
"300" was the most overrated film I've ever seen. Lousy graphics, over the top action sequences, and a boring and pathetic plot.
Really? Boring and pathetic plot? Tell me a time in history, or in your own life, where you or anyone led 300 men into battle against 10,000 and survived for three days while wiping out a large number of their army in order to protect the rest of their country. What is your favorite action movie then? And what do you watch action movies for if not for over the top sequences...under the brim action sequences? The movie was not 100% historically accurate and the airbrushed 6 packs did get annoying, but I don't think it's that bad...
I can name 10 action movies that were better "300." 10) "The Hurt Locker" 9)"The Matrix" 8, 7 and 6) "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 5, 4 and 3) The Original Star Wars Trilogy 2) "Spider-Man 2" 1) "The Dark Knight"
@Hood - I didn't say it was the greatest action film of all time because I would definitely agree with all of those movies being better save maybe Spiderman in my opinion. However, all of those movies you just named have over the top action sequences except for maybe Hurt Locker which isn't actually classified as action, but primarily as a drama. Most just weren't rated R so there wasn't any gore. They're also all fiction/Sci Fi except Hurt Locker and maybe Dark Knight.
@ Iwant2C - they really do need to do justice to more epic historical battles. War movies often all seem alike, but some stories really do stick out that would be perfect for a movie. When I learned about Sparta in my history class thats what I thought of immediately
Most of those arn't action movies, there just movies with some action in them.
I agree with you, that this film is far from boring. Most likely not to be known as a classic, but a great movie. There are only a few really crazy moments in history, that are amazing how only a few stood up to several. This movie was a great way to show the Battle of Thermopylae. The only other great moment that I can think of on another note, was Alexander The Great, attacking a whole army on his own (unfortunately they couldn't make a good film about it though).
Zack Snyder should direct Xerxes. Why? Even if Snyder's last two films weren't big hits, we know he is a good director. He did an amazing job with 300. If Warner Bros wants Xerxes to be a big hit they need to bring Xerxes back.
I'm fine with them bringing in someone else personally. The only problem I see with this sequel is in 300 the made the Persians to be the monstrous people. I don't know how that is going to do for a main character. Especially big man Xerxes and his creepy demeanor.
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