And heavy are the hearts of free men at the fate of King Leonidas, ruler of Sparta and the central character of 300, which the lucky ones pre-screened last night. The cinematography was as stunning as your self-sacrifice; the gore as disturbing as the harshness of Spartan childhood. And although the film was largely slow-motion action and patriotic bellowing, it was true, shot-by-shot, to Frank Miller's graphic novel. We clapped and whooped and sobbed through each battle. With your demise, you showed us what Jet Li's Hero did not: A champion, sacrificing himself for his people, by calmly accepting a downpour of 10,000 arrows.
And no I'm not ashamed I just wrote all that.
OK. Maybe just a little ...
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