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Elokuva tulisi lähiteatteriin ensi viikolla, ja on vaikea sanoa pitäisikö se mennä katsomaan. Netissä olen lukenut runsaasti kommentteja sekä puolesta että vastaan...Toisaalta leffaa on kehuttu hyvin tehdyksi, näyttäväksi ja vaikuttavaksi, ja siinä on runsaasti vähäpukeisia miehiä, toisaalta moni on kritisoinut leffan neo-con-poliittisia kytköksiä, rasismia ja homofobiaa.

Dan Savage kommentoi seuraavaa:

"With nothing but time on my hands this week, I slipped out of the office and went to the movies. Have you seen 300 yet? It's about a handful of lightly armed ancient Greeks—the Spartans—who take on the mighty, massive Persian army. Some feel the film is homophobic; some feel it's a conservative, pro-war piece of agitprop.

Homophobic? It's Ann Coulter on a meth binge.

The Persian army is an armed gay-pride parade, a threat to all things decent and, er, Greek. The king of the Spartans—among the most notorious boy-f*ckers in all of ancient history—dismisses Athenian Greeks as weak-willed "philosophers and boy lovers." The Persian emperor? An eight-foot-tall black drag queen—mascara, painted-on eyebrows, pink lip gloss. Emperor RuPaul is positively obsessed with men kneeling in front of him. Why gay up the Persians? So that straight boys in the theater can identify with the Spartan king and his 300 soldiers—all of whom appear to have been recruited from and outfitted by the International Male catalog.

What isn't up for debate is the film's politics. The only times the Persian army doesn't look like a gay-pride parade in hell, it looks like a crowd of madly chanting Islamic militants. And if the Spartan king has to break Spartan law to defend Spartan freedoms? Well, sometimes a king's gotta do what a king's gotta do. Because, as the queen of Sparta points out, freedom isn't free. And, yes, she uses exactly those words. George Bush is going to blow a load in his pants when he sees this movie."

Silti, kiinnostaisi nähdä, ja vaikuttava propaganda on toki aina kiinnostavaa. Tämä olisi yksi niitä tapauksia joiden yhteydessä olen valmis kannattamaan nettipiratismia...

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