MOVIE: 300

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April 20th, 2007 at 04:26pm
this film if you domt know is about the 300 hundred spartans going against the persians, here is a bit about the film and its cast:

CAST:

Gerard Butler ... King Leonidas

Lena Headey ... Queen Gorgo

Dominic West ... Theron

David Wenham ... Dilios

Vincent Regan ... Captain
Michael Fassbender ... Stelios
Tom Wisdom ... Astinos

Andrew Pleavin ... Daxos

Andrew Tiernan ... Ephialtes

Rodrigo Santoro ... Xerxes
Giovani Cimmino ... Pleistarchos (as Giovani Antonio Cimmino)

Stephen McHattie ... Loyalist
Greg Kramer ... Ephor #1

Alex Ivanovici ... Ephor #2
Kelly Craig ... Oracle Girl


PLOT:

A group of Persian messengers arrive at Sparta, demanding Sparta's submission to King Xerxes. Outraged and offended at their behavior, King Leonidas and his guards throw the messengers into a pit, resolving to face the Persians. Leonidas then visits the Oracle, explaining his plan of war with the Persians and offers a customary payment in gold. The priests of the Oracle,the Ephors having already been bribed by Xerxes, interpret her message to mean that Sparta should not go to war, so as to not interrupt the sacred Carneian festival.


King Leonidas fighting soldiers of the Persian EmpireDespite the warning, Leonidas gathers 300 of his best soldiers to fight the Persians, selecting only those who have already sired male children, so that their family name can continue even after their death. As they march North, they are joined by a group of Arcadians and other Greeks. Arriving at the narrow cliffs of Thermopylae (referred to as the "Hot Gates"Wink, in sight of the Persian army, they build a wall to halt the Persians' advance. Ephialtes, a hunchbacked Spartan whose parents had fled to save him from customary infanticide, approaches Leonidas, requesting to redeem his father's name in battle, and warning him about a secret goat path that the Persians could use to surround them. Leonidas turns him away as his inability to properly hold the shield would create a weak spot in the phalanx.

Before the battle starts, the Persians ask that the 300 drop their arms. Leonidas responds; "Persians! Come and take them!" The Spartans use the phalanx formation and hand to hand combat to fight off numerous waves of attackers including Xerxes's elite guard, the Immortals. The 300 defend their position while suffering relatively few losses. Xerxes, impressed, personally approaches Leonidas and promises him wealth and power in exchange for his surrender. The Spartan king declines, saying that he will instead make the "God King" bleed. Shortly thereafter, an embittered Ephialtes reveals the location of the goat path to Xerxes, having been promised a lucrative and powerful position in the Persian Empire.


Xerxes encourages Leonidas to surrenderBack in Sparta, Queen Gorgo, upon the advice of a councilman, attempts to enlist the influential Theron to help her persuade the Spartan council to send reinforcements to Leonidas. Theron agrees to help, but demands that Gorgo submit sexually to him; Gorgo reluctantly consents. Meanwhile, the Greeks realize that Ephialtes has betrayed them, and the Arcadians decide to retreat in the face of certain death. The Spartans refuse to follow, obedient to their law. Leonidas orders only one man, Dilios, to retreat and use his rhetorical skills to tell the story of the 300 to the Spartan people, ensuring that they be remembered. Dilios reluctantly leaves with the Arcadians. At Sparta, Queen Gorgo appears in front of the council, but is not supported by Theron, who furthermore accuses her of adultery. The Queen, enraged at this betrayal, snatches a sword from a nearby soldier and kills Theron. Persian coins fall from his purse, the Council denounces him as a traitor, and unites against Persia.

At Thermopylae, the Persians have surrounded the 300 on all sides. Xerxes's spokesman demands their surrender, saying that Leonidas may keep his title as King of Sparta and become warlord of all Greece, answerable only to Xerxes. In defiance, Leonidas throws his spear at Xerxes, cutting his cheek, delivering on his promise to "make the 'God King' bleed." Shaken at the reminder of his own mortality, Xerxes orders his archers to fire. The remaining Spartans are killed in the hail of arrows, with Leonidas dying last. Dilios eventually returns to Sparta and inspires the council with the bravery of the 300.

Dilios finishes his tale of the 300 on a new battlefield surrounded by raptly listening soldiers. He concludes that the Persian army, who defeated a mere 300 Spartans a year earlier with great difficulty, must now be terrified to face 10,000 Spartans and 30,000 Greeks from the other city-states. The roused Greek host charges the Persian army, beginning the Battle of Plataea.

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so tell me what you thought of the film!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416449/
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April 20th, 2007 at 05:16pm
the only thing that bothered me about this movie was the end. he had about 15 arrows sticking out of him and little to no blood. Faith
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April 20th, 2007 at 05:43pm
bitchden.:
the only thing that bothered me about this movie was the end. he had about 15 arrows sticking out of him and little to no blood. Faith


yeah i know, and there wasnt actually millions of persians either
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April 21st, 2007 at 07:34am
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April 21st, 2007 at 05:19pm
Lucifers Angel:
bitchden.:
the only thing that bothered me about this movie was the end. he had about 15 arrows sticking out of him and little to no blood. Faith


yeah i know, and there wasnt actually millions of persians either

yeah.


but i will say it looked EXACTLY like the book. Me and my brother saw it and the day after we did we found the book at Newbury Comics. I was very surprised.
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April 22nd, 2007 at 05:09am
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Lucifers Angel:
bitchden.:
the only thing that bothered me about this movie was the end. he had about 15 arrows sticking out of him and little to no blood. Faith


yeah i know, and there wasnt actually millions of persians either

yeah.


but i will say it looked EXACTLY like the book. Me and my brother saw it and the day after we did we found the book at Newbury Comics. I was very surprised.


i'll have to go and read the book, because i find books better than films.
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April 22nd, 2007 at 09:16am
It was based on a comic book, not a novel.
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April 22nd, 2007 at 02:41pm
Lars:
It was based on a comic book, not a novel.


i know. book was the only word that came to mind.
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April 22nd, 2007 at 02:48pm
bitchden.:
Lars:
It was based on a comic book, not a novel.


i know. book was the only word that came to mind.


Yeah, I know what you meant. I think she thought you meant novel
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April 22nd, 2007 at 08:24pm
Lars:
bitchden.:
Lars:
It was based on a comic book, not a novel.


i know. book was the only word that came to mind.


Yeah, I know what you meant. I think she thought you meant novel


After re-reading it i get what you mean.
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April 22nd, 2007 at 08:25pm
To be honest though, I thought it ended poorly. It seemed so obvious that that would happen.
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April 25th, 2007 at 09:43am
The movie was very obvious. I don't really care though, I mean who does when there's Gerard Butler butt naked. Purrr. tehe
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