I feel like I had been waiting to see 300 for about 300 years. I heard about it way back, when a teaser trailer was put up featuring the track ‘Just Like You Imagined’ by NIN, and it was all over our fan forum. Yeah, we’re nerds like that.
So, despite lukewarm reviews, I really enjoyed the film. Seeing it on IMAX is a must. That year of post production made for an absolutely stunning film, but what really nailed it for me was the score.
Done very much in NIN spirit, it was gritty and loud. Tyler Bates is a masterful composer. If the images weren’t enough to do it for you, the sound sent you over the edge. Like the Persians in the movie.