Sparta lived in perpetual fear of a Helot revolt. Many, many soldiers on either side die gruesomely. The Athenians were fighting a sea battle during this. The politics of Greece was very important in terms of what was going on and to a large extend explains the Spartan willingness to engage in a suicide mission. Theron did not look young to me at all! The grown Leonidas becomes King. Oh and she also plays the violin in an orchestra.
The Spartans pull back and Xerxes offers to let them go if they'll give Leonidas's body up. The produced a series of based on the film, as well as replicas of weapons and armor. Most were dismissed when the Persians threatened to surround them. The death of King Leonidas made a difference, of course. So the movie seems to be accurate.
Apparently some Thebans also stayed behind but surrendered before the final battle. The plan is to march and await the Spartan regulars, holding the pass until they get there. They know that they must round up a large army of soldiers to face off against Xerxes, but the Persian king is nearing the mountain pass at Thermopylae that will allow him access to the rest of Greece. The battle scenes are wonderful, as is pretty much everything in this film. The film will appeal to epic deeds enthusiasts and history lovers. The movie focuses on the use of the Classical past to portray everything from the upbringing of a Spartan to the bravery of King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans on the battle fields of Thermopylae against the mighty Persians.
Forgive the soap and you'll have a rousing good time. One scene seemed to be particularly vicious demonizing for 1962: Xerxes ordered his army's women slaughtered so that his soldiers would be more motivated to capture the Greek women. In reality, there were many more Greek soldiers on the battlefield up to 2000 , but Snyder fairly considered the more contrasting are the numbers, the better it would be for the movie—and his guess was correct. Online reviewers have written 306 reviews, giving The 300 Spartans 1962 an average rating of 67%. One was, someone in the movie said that the Spartans fight like Machines.
Watch it a few times in slow motion for a belly laugh. The Persians attack the Spartans in the pass and the Thespians at the end of the trail. In the 1930s through the 1970s, men held the leading roles in films while women played smaller roles. A very good film of an important battle. It's the very known and yet inspiring, titanic struggle of 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians, under Spartan king Leonidas's Richard Egan leadership in Thermopylae, versus the huge army of Persian King Xerxes, who attempted to bring to an end the freedom of the independent Greek States, incorporating them within his vast empire and become world's ruler. When Hollywood trailers promise you the most epic battles, do you expect convex detailed characters or historical authenticity, especially considering the movie intro credits honestly warns the audience it has been based on a graphic novel? Persia never again threatened to grab Greece. They were the biggest slave owners in Greece.
C are well developed , these are the followings : King Leonidas Richard Egan establishes an alliance with Greeks polis facing the invading Persian army. The film was an intensely physical production, and Butler pulled an arm tendon and developed. The problems begin when they learn that Philo's father is collaborating with the Persians along with the exiled ex-king of Sparta and Xerxes's military adviser, Demaratos. Archived from on December 6, 2006. And there have in fact been plenty of societies where women have commanded respect.
The one solid thing the movie does for the perception of Spartan women is that it portrays them as strong and as highly regarded by the men. It does not make for stirring drama. Archived from on March 11, 2007. So please, do not support this hate-mongering movie, or frank miller, who potrays all of his women as prositutes or generally promiscuous. After watching the film very closely for my critique I believe there is a serious underlying theme that everyone has the right to be free and sometimes you have to stand up and make sacrifices… 2619 Words 11 Pages The movie 300 directed by Zack Syndar starring Gerrald Butler as King Leonidas and Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo in an inspirational film around a historic story shown in excellent cinematography. This year of 2014, the second part of the epic story is coming soon.
He has that nobility in his manners and that undeniable courage which Leonidas must have had. The Persian army that vastly outnumbered the Spartans was beat back for two days and during those defeats they suffered heavy losses that outweighed the Spartans 20 to 1. It is also one of the handful of American or British films dealing with the history of ancient Greece. Phylon Barry Coe is a simple Spartan soldier who is, for the time being, deprived of honor to join the army. When they go into battle, their pep talks sound like the screams of drunken sports fans swarming onto the field.
Hauled off from his mother as a young child, Leonidas is raised in a militaristic environment and eventually sent out as a teenager to face the wolves. The screenwriters were unable to shoehorn all the exposition they wanted to keep into workable dialogue. Shot on location in various parts of Greece, hundreds of extras litter the background, marching through rough terrain or to do battle against the enemy. In the final analysis, 300 Sparatns is not about the Greeks vs. There are so many they would have presented a logistical nightmare: How to feed and water them? There appears Themistocles Sir Ralph Richardson has only four scenes, despite being second billed who was an Athenian politician and general , he was one of a new breed of non-aristocratic politicians who rose to prominence in the early years of the Athenian democracy ; Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. Sir Ralph Richardson as Themistocles, and David Farrar as ruthless Xerxes, give memorable performances.