Since the film 300 came out in the theaters, I had been wanting to see it. I tried to see it in the theaters, but it just didn’t happen.
On Thursday, I was to have dinner with my friend and frequent commenter on this here blog, Christine.
First of all, I had an incredibly turdy day… Everyone kept changing my plans for me. I didn’t get upset or anything like that, I simply let it roll off my back like flour on a duck’s back… Or something like that.
I did a bad thing… I pushed back the time to meet up with Christine so that I could wash away some of the day with the brews at Natty Greene’s. It seemed that some of the folks that I work with also had a day full of excrement. Doug, Heather, Weather Dave, and myself met up with friends for a few adult beverages.
I was supposed to meet up with Christine at 7 O’clock and when I finally looked at the time on my cell phone… I found that I was late. I gave her a call, downed the remainder of my alcohol, and hit the road.
We had ditched our original plan of meeting up at Barberito’s (did I misspell that?) and went with watching 300 at her place after grabbing some take-out.
Cool! I could watch the movie and take it off my Netflix queue. I would finally get to see it!
We grabbed some Golden Dragon and for the first time ever, I tried an egg roll. Surprisingly, I found it delicious. We fired up 300 and boredom quickly set in…
Visually, the film was stunning and eye-catching. But all that CGI stuff got old after about 15 minutes. Here’s a picture of me watching 300…
The special effects were cool, but the film just fell flat on its face when it came to character development.
But if you’re looking for a new movie to play a drinking game with… 300 would be a good choice! Every time you hear the words “Sparta” and “Spartans”, take a big drink. Within the first 45 minutes you should be at the point where you no longer care how boring 300 is.
Bottoms up and happy viewing!
And on a rather sad note… I had no idea that the graphic novel (which I have read) and movie was based on an actual historical event. Yeah… I will admit my ignorance. After spending many hours watching as much of the History Channel that I have… How could I have missed this event?
Why didn’t I hear about it in school?
Perhaps it was due to one of the same reasons that I tired of 300… I got tired of hearing about Sparta and Spartans. Those A-holes were real gung ho about all that Sparta crap. There’s only so much of that proud type of brainwashing that I can take.
I still can’t wrap my brain around how I missed all that… Oh well… I’m having another Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. And oddly, when you take a swig, it tastes like a mouthful of Post Fruity Pebbles.