So Prof just for fun can you post the historical innacuracies in this movie?
Of course you have to see it first
Overall, my point is:
We DO NOT KNOW what the fuck was happening back there.
We need to either:
- finally invent a time machine and see it with our own eyes;
- or trust the sources which are CONDEMNED TO BE BIASED.
Sorry for the shooting. I am just trying to make my point clear.
There was an interesting book by Gore Vidal. In fact , Persians had considered the Greeks as a Barbarians at that time.
Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Creation, by Gore Vidal, Paperback, RESTORED E
Iranians are posting on IMDB giving the movie the lowest rating possible.
Nice try, suckers.
Thank US Department of Defense for inventing the Internet and giving you this wonderful opportunity - free.
As well as GPS 9/11 terrrists used by using mine and yours tax dollars spent on the program. Guess what? They got it for free!!!
Couple of interesting quotes from IMDB comment:
I was among the non-press people who got to see a pre-screening of this film in Los Angeles and it is unlike anything I've ever seen on film before. Stunning, awesome, amazing, incredible - the superlatives continue to flow as I think about the impact of this film. First, visually it is eye-popping and the kudos heaped on Zack Snyder are well-deserved. It is very artistic with a unique look but it is never cartoonish. This is a breakout film for Zack, and should also be for Gerard Butler as King Leonidas, catapulting him into the higher echelons of Hollywood royalty. Admittedly, I've been a fan of Butler's for more than a couple of years now, but when this film was first announced I wasn't so sure it was "my cuppa tea". Then I saw the footage at Comic Con last summer and became excited. But even that didn't prepare me to be so blown away as I was by the film in its entirety. Butler's Leonidas dominates, and gives us a very multi-dimensional king whose love for his country, his soldiers, his son, his Queen and his freedom is enormous and the driving force in all he does. Lena Heady's Queen Gorgo is one of the best kick-ass parts for an actress I've seen in a long time. She is a perfectly matched complement and full and equal partner to her king. More than once I found myself cheering out loud for her. She makes sacrifices on the home front, to gain support for her husband's battlefield pursuits, that are just as heart wrenching as those her King makes. The other Spartans, David Wenham's Dilios the storyteller, Vincent Regan's Captain, Michael Fassbender's Stelios, all contribute important dimensions in illustrating what makes these men such an elite fighting force. There are many battle scenes, but they never drag on endlessly. Each is compact and efficient, and there are even moments of humor scattered among the severed heads and limbs. The violence is very stylized, reminiscent of V for Vendetta, and didn't make me turn away. The soundtrack is fantastic, with loud, heavy metal during battle scenes and more in the background at other moments. There are some lines in this film that should become oft repeated classics - "This...is...SPARTA!!" is only one of those. March 9 cannot come soon enough for me, because I can't wait to see this on the IMAX screen. This is a NOT TO BE MISSED film for men, women, Frank Miller fans, Star Wars fans, LOTR fans (but not children - it definitely earned its R rating). To those who fault the historical inaccuracies, neither Zack Snyder nor Frank Miller ever intended this to be a documentary on Greek or Spartan history. It is a fantasy story based on an event that really happened, call it "History Meets Middle Earth" intended to entertain, not educate. I hope it can be viewed from that perspective by others, and maybe it will inspire some who see "300" to study the truth behind the fantasy.
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"I have just seen the second trailer. As an Iranian who knows a little about our nation's history and also body stature, I should state that nothing could be ever farther from the truth. I am not talking about the movie making special effects, actors shining so bright and so on, I only know that Iranians are much much much more handsome and civilized than this, the movie from this point of view was disgusting to me. Warner Bros has pictured our warriors like savages. They owe us an apology. Ugly men like the monsters in the LorD OF ThE RingS, Beasts not seen in Iran (Persia) and tools not even invented in that time! However interesting, it is not a pleasure to watch it. Here nobody could even believe that those ugly creatures are from Iran, where Cyrus the Great wrote the first letters of freedom, and human rights. Please do not insult our country's history, and our brave warriors. It's the time to refer to the history books before making such insulting movies."
"please say the truth!, 13 March 2007
Author: clara_m22 from Islamic Republic of Iran
It is so clear to everyone in the whole world the greatness of the Persian Empire and very unethical of the Warner Bros. Picture Company to disrespect a great nation. I think this movie is the most shameful movie that warner bros. has ever made! as a matter of fact one of the items that is an obvious insult to the whole history is the way our king dressed(half bare).Irainian emperors at that time according to historical reputations,were dressed from head to toe! and being bare was a sin! they were no bold as well! they had to have long hair!"
Suck my dick my Persian beauty would you please?