Back in my Lucasfilm Game(tm) days, we would sit around and debate, dream and philosophize that in the not too distant future games would merge into movies and finally archive the same cultural, artistic and popular significance. We'd study their storytelling prowess and techniques of narrative construction. We'd look at the visual language they had built for themselves and tried to pull from that every lesson we could. Games could be as good as movies we'd say. Someday.
I am happy to report that the convergence has happened. Just not in the direction we had predicted.
300 is a vacuous film filled with bad dialog, stiff acting, a pointless one-dimensional plot and interchangeable characters that hardly deserve to be named in the script. The film barely has a first act and does nothing but drive to a preposterous conclusion led along by a sequence of ridiculous events. The Visuals are nothing more than technical masturbation.
Simply put, 300 is the best damn film I've seen all year. I haven't had this much fun watching a movie in a long time. It's nice to see Hollywood is finally striving to be more likes games.