Impressive, but how could such a monstrosity be lugged all the way from Persia to Greece? I then went into the theater on opening night with no knowledge of the plot. The lesson is that the Spartans are free, and the Persians are slaves, although the Spartan idea of freedom is not appetizing children are beaten to toughen them. As far as I can tell the most significant characters in 300 are the deltoid, bicep, abdominals and the other great muscle groups. That is not the way. The point is to make the comic book come to life. Instead of taking the Hippeis, his 300 strong bodyguard of the best young men, Leonidas departed with 300 veterans. There is so much to see, so much power in the way this comic is translated to the big screen.
It was the most important religious event on the Spartan calendar, and Spartan kings were strictly forbidden from going to war during this celebration. One of the all-time great stories of ancient history involved the defense of Thermopylae, when a narrow pass was held for three days against a vast Persian army by just 300 , 299 of whom perished. Since it's a product of the post-ideological, post- 21st century, 300 will instead be talked about as a technical achievement, the next blip on the increasingly blurry line between movies and video games. I can almost believe the star, , may have been working out at Gold's Gym ever since he starred as the undernourished Phantom of the Opera, but not 300, 200 or even 100 extras. The submitted a formal complaint against the film to , labelling it an attack on the historical identity of Iran.
Archived from on March 11, 2007. In 2006, his book was adapted into a successful directed by. The Athenians were fighting a sea battle during this. And from the looks of them, protein shakes. According to sources, he sent his army in waves of 10,000 men, but this did not do much. But just as on the first day, the Greek phalanx proved to be too strong to beat, and the Persians were once again forced to return to camp having failed to break the Greek lines.
Certain sequences were and tinted to establish different moods. A standard edition and a of the soundtrack containing 25 tracks was released on March 6, 2007, with the special edition containing a 16-page booklet and three two-sided. So brave and strong are the Spartans that they skewer, eviscerate, behead and otherwise inconvenience tens of thousands of Persians before finally falling to the weight of overwhelming numbers. Archived from on May 21, 2008. The best result I can hope for is that if the movie excites someone, they'll go explore the histories themselves. The film's portrayal of ancient Persians caused a particularly strong reaction in. Every detail, every background, every special effect set to the scenes are so mindblowingly stunning.
To miss either was to offend the Gods, something the Spartans cared passionately about. This new Blu-ray Disc is encased in a 40-page Digibook and includes all the extras from the original release as well as some new ones. Anyone could see that the Persians would be back, and so most went about preparing for round two. When Xerxes saw how small the Greek force was, he allegedly ordered his troops to wait. To begin, he built a pontoon bridge across the Hellespont, the strait of water from which one accesses the Sea of Marmara, Byzantium Istanbul , and the Black Sea. Archived from on January 5, 2008. Wir schreiben das Jahr 480 vor Christus.
At in July 2006, the 300 panel aired a promotional teaser of the film, which was positively received. First lets analyze what exactly this film is made of. The scene of the battle was the city of Plataea, and due to the Spartan contribution of troops, both sides were roughly equal. They have Schwarzeneggerian biceps, and every last one of them, even the greybeards, wear well-defined six- packs on their abs. This is not racist either. As a result, he consulted the Oracle anyway, and he was denied permission to summon an army and go to war, leaving him with the tremendous dilemma between appeasing the gods and defending his people.
Taking up a defensive position here would bottleneck the Persians and help to level the playing field. Archived from on December 30, 2007. Almost every epic movie that will be made today,no matter how good the story will be or how faithful will be to reality,is bound to repeat itself. However, on this second day, in the late afternoon or early evening, something happened that would turn the tables of the Battle of Thermopylae in favor of the Persians. Moaveni identified two factors which may have contributed to the intensity of Iranian indignation over the film. This would have significantly cut down the amount of time required to make this journey. They are subsequently reinforced by about 700 volunteer led by and few other Greek allies.
I just think this was a fantastic movie. In the film Astinos has a constant presence until he dies. Like during the Battle of Marathon 10 years before in 490, the time of Xerxes' invasion of Greece coincided with a Spartan religious festival, the Carneia, in which the Spartans were not permitted to make war. It is a testament to how awful this film is that this is somehow a relief. Ephialtes asks to redeem his father's name by joining Leonidas' army, warning him of a secret path the Persians could use to outflank and surround the Spartans. Archived from on April 30, 2008. Kudos to Zack Snyder,who came from nowhere and has,already from Dawn of the Dead,proved that he is a brilliant and capable director.
They talk, as I suggested, like pro wrestlers, touting the big showdown between Edge and The Undertaker. With bootleg versions of the film already available in with the film's international release and news of the film's surprising success at the U. Furthermore, he set up marketplaces and other trading posts all along the route he was planning to take to make it easier to supply his massive army as it proceeded west into Europe. This was the first time in history that a world power had guaranteed the survival of the Jewish people, religion, customs and culture. Archived from on September 2, 2009. Leonidas declines and mocks Xerxes for the inferior quality of his fanatical warriors.
Is it worth watching or what? They credited the film's stylized violence, the strong female role of Queen Gorgo which attracted a large number of women, and a advertising blitz. Look at the long- shots of the massed Persians. What are you waiting for? In this way, he was technically not going to war, but he was also doing something to hopefully stop the Persians. Director of Photography made good use of the tree groves, which lined the coastal plain aside the lagoon, to cover for the obvious deficiency in the number of troops that would have been amassed on the Persian-side of the battle line. Herodotus, whose account of the Greco-Persian Wars is the best primary source we have on these long wars, estimated the Persians had an army of nearly 2 million men, but most modern estimates put this number much lower. And what about the mascara and the cute little white lines on the eyelids? As a result, every single time I regarded the Spartans in a group, I realized I was seeing artistic renderings, not human beings.