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There are so many quotes in this movie... that are historically accurate. Read about Leonidas on Wikipedia. It's really cool...
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GSXRanger wrote:There are so many quotes in this movie... that are historically accurate. Read about Leonidas on Wikipedia. It's really cool...
That's what made the movie! To see action behind all the quotes that have been told over and over to me since I can understand words is awesome.

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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The ancient battle of Thermopylae was the stuff of 2007's first certified blockbuster as the bloody action tale "300" debuted with $70 million over opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

That's about $233,000 for every one of the legendary 300 Spartan soldiers who fought off a much larger Persian force in the epic battle.

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Matador275 wrote:I am going to the IMAX tonight.
You will not be disappointed Ranger Matador. I saw it Friday afternoon at the Imax, and I must say, I would pay double to see it again.

I love that movie. I know it isn't historically accurate but GOD DAMN that was sweet.....


THIS IS SPARTA!

Oh yeah....made me wanna go break shit.
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Great, great, great fucking flick man!

Too bad they didn't do anything with the naval battle that was fought in support of the gound battle though. But there was more than enough material for the movie out of the ground battle.

I like the way they threw in the additional characters ands shit, although fictional it really added to the movie experience.

How come Xerxes had to be such a big brute with a bass voice? I think my favorite seen was when Xerxes and Lionidus met one on one and Lionidus just disrespected the dogshit out of him.

That and when the humpback was being seduced by the lesbian bellydancers....yyyeeeesssshhhh!

Non-stop action, they don't fuck around with a lot of character development in this flick, they get right to the part that counts. Hacking the heads off thousands of hadji fuckers.
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I'm taking my father 78 years old to this on Wednesday night. He really wants to see it and as he is an expert on this history it will be interesting to hear his comments.

One thing that I always remember and that is that there were three battles that ensured that Democracy would come to ancient Greece.

Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis had any of the three not occurred Democracy may have been delayed hundreds of years or more.

The naval battle that occurred during Thermopylae was actually a minor but decisive battle. If I’m not mistake a small Greek fleet blockaded a further southern advance of Xerxis’s fleet and forced them to make the landing at Thermopylae. If they went further south towards Athens they would have had to land close to Thebes and there was an army there.

I’m actually looking forward in seeing this again on Wednesday night.

Oh and my guess on to why they made Xerxis a giant would be that he did consider himeself a demi God and he did control the worlds (at that time) largest army.
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To me it seemed that the characters who were animated / non-human simply represented a visual of their personalities.
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This is defintly my new favorite movie, the honor, dicipline, and way of life those Spartans had are very inspiring. I think if i had to choose a favorite part, it would be when the storm is crushing the persian ships and "only one of us maintained our Spartan reserve..." that guy is just way too bad ass for his own good.
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One mistake that I forgot to tell you about.

When the Thespians left and left the Spartans to deal with the Persians they left out the fact that 700 Thespians returned fought and died along with the 300.

At the actual site of the monument there is another smaller one for the Thespian 700 just 50 meters away.

I suppose that Hollywood wanted to emphasize the Spartans and left out that detail.
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Chiron wrote:One mistake that I forgot to tell you about.

When the Thespians left and left the Spartans to deal with the Persians they left out the fact that 700 Thespians returned fought and died along with the 300.

At the actual site of the monument there is another smaller one for the Thespian 700 just 50 meters away.

I suppose that Hollywood wanted to emphasize the Spartans and left out that detail.
Typical hollywood, leaving out pertinent information.

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Chiron wrote:
GSXRanger wrote:There are so many quotes in this movie... that are historically accurate. Read about Leonidas on Wikipedia. It's really cool...
That's what made the movie! To see action behind all the quotes that have been told over and over to me since I can understand words is awesome.

I'm going again! This time I'm taking my father.
My favorite shot was the Persian POV of the Phalanx. A mass of Spartan shields and spears standing across the Gates. That unmistakable voice from the pack...

"COME AND GET THEM!"

At one point I swear I saw the silohuette of Davy Crockett braining Persians with his musket... Fucking timeless story.

Ranger Matador, agreed.... I wanted to drop fuckers as they walked out saying "Thats was neat, or crazy..." Neat huh? Beat your face fucker... Push that tree!
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Good movie but I was dissapointed.

The book was better.
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This is the first movie of an adult nature I've seen at a theater in 5 years (I end up seeing the Harry Potters with my kids, but other than that, I don't go much anymore). Of all the movies to choose to return to the big screen (IMAX), I can't think of a better choice.

I really look forward to rubbing some whining little fuckheads faces in the fact that this movie is so good, and is also so successful. All I've heard from them is that it is "outdated" or "fantasy" or some such drivel.

Fuck that. This is history, retold along the lines of a book, but the facts remain. Standing in place, holding the line, covering your buddy's flank: all ideas they finds quaint and antiquated. I can't think of a line dog or any soldier who does not immediately understand what this movie says way down deep.

I WILL buy this one on DVD if it is ever released.
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Parabellum wrote:Good movie but I was dissapointed.

The book was better.
I agree.

But then, books are almost ALWAYS better.
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Matador275 wrote:To me it seemed that the characters who were animated / non-human simply represented a visual of their personalities.
Some of the characters were a little strange, but still human(oid). I only saw one character that was in no way human, the goat-headed thing (Satyr?).

Now, what's this crap about it not coming to DVD?
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