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Warner Bros.
Now playing in cinemas and IMAXs nationwide

Like most film nerds out there I found myself wiping the drool from my chin after seeing the first teaser for 300 back in January. So when I was invited to the New York screening you can imagine the excitement that swelled up in my gut. This feeling faded soon after the theater lights were dimmed. When adapting a graphic novel into a feature film, it’s important to stay true to the original content while making it likable to mass audiences. 300 falls short of doing this like its predeceasing Frank Miller adaptation, Sin City, and plays out far too much like the novel itself. Thankfully 300 isn’t a story that needs much of a set-up and soon crawls out of the rut it starts out in. Within the first 20 minutes the fighting begins and we are treated to the visually stunning cinematography and fight choreography. This is after all the reason why most of us ended up in this theater. 300 ends on a higher note than it started on, but I still can’t seem to shake the feeling of disappointment from my bones.