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  1. JordanGen

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    No, it was based on the Battle of Thermopylae. This battle really happened, they used the phalanx and all that. But the whole thing with the elephants and giants, and weird creatures is totally fake. A bunch of the movie is historically accurate.
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    Sorry, let's face facts, the film was based entirely from the Frank Miller comic 300. Yes this drew it's basis from the legend of the 300 Spartans that defended the mountain pass at the Battle of Thermopylae but the film is so heavily gone from reality you have to except the comic was the real basis. As for the elephants, it is easily plausible that Xerxes would have fielded these (albeit not so big, but the idea of the 300 is everything you see is part of the narrative of the one character who is whipping up morale within the troups that are about to once and for all push Xerxes out of Greece) and some of the weirder creatures are based in fact, notably the rhino (obviously made more terrifying) and the executioner (it was not common practice, but common enough to be recorded, that some slaves would have their hands or arms chopped off and replaced by blades or other things that might make them more use as a punishment).

    As for the comment that the Spartans fought naked, not by that time they didn't. The Spartan army was far more equipped than the film made out; they would have fought with chest armour as well as a light cloth beneath it. However the red cloaks and red "chitons" (i think thats right) about the waist are historically recorded as being the Spartan armies uniform and added to the fear they invoked; the phalanx looked like hundreds of identical men, and when the first line is so formidable it is believable that the rest would be as well.

    Anyway lol, enough about history, 300 is a totally kick ass film that really, REALLY should not be missed. Personally I would have preferred a film more based off the actual historic battle than the comic, but you have to admit the cinematography the comic version allowed was sheer genius! Even if you are watching a Malaysian VCD version with non-removable Malay and Chinese subtitles, which is so far all I've seen until I can afford the extended DVD in Britain :P
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    A short, interesting read, all in all. And yes, this movie was badass on so many levels. But does anyone know if there's is going to be a sequel to 300, I heard there isn't, even though the ending is insane :tongue: ...
     
  2. Bob-ombs

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    Still haven't seen it. Renting it this weekend
     
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    I hope you have a big tv and a nice sorround system @ home :)
     
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    I wish. :D One reason I should go to theaters more. Still should be great though. =P
     
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    Yeah, it's still a great move. I saw it on my 29" so :P
     
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    saw it at the cinema, kickass movie fo sho
     
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    I loved that movie.
     
  8. PineCone

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    Kick ass movie definitely, those who worry about historical fact need to realize its a movie.

    I really dont think there is going to be a sequal to 300. The movie is about the 300 spartans in Battle of Thermopolyae (sp?) and obviously they all die. Idk what kind of sequel they would try and create, but it would be pretty stupid. 301? Somehow they all come back as zombies from the dead?
     
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    Well, there will problably be more war movies from the roman empire with that kind of picture.
     
  10. Dior

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    It wasn't actually as great as I thought it would be, but it was awesome special effects in the movie. ;)
     
  11. Bob-ombs

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    Just finally saw it. :) was awesome, great action. Looked amazing.
     

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