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300 2006

  • Zack Snyder
  • December 9, 2006
  • 117 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, War
Spartans, prepare for glory!
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.


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I have to laugh at the people who rate this film poorly because of how historically inaccurate it is.

'300' isn't a documentary — it's a story being told around a campfire by David Wenham's one-eyed Dilios character in order to rouse the 40,000 Greek troops at the Battle of Plataea. Of course it's hyperbolic and crazy and historically dodgy. Hell, Dilios manages to recount key parts of the battle he wasn't even present for!

Lighten up, armchair historians. You're watching a movie where the Persian King Xerxes is depicted as being, like, nine feet tall. It's not that difficult to figure out that some serious, propaganda-fuelled artistic license has been taken here.

I can't wait to read your outraged nerd reviews for 'Meet the Spartans'.

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I had chills and goosebumps virtually the entire film.

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Great movie. Beautiful to the eye in every way. Mr Butler delivers as well as Mr Snyder.

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