While it received a at the public premiere, it was panned at a press screening hours earlier, where many attendees left during the showing and those who remained booed at the end. Ostensibly based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, Zack Snyder's 2007 film reinvented the historical epic via greenscreen technology, giving birth to a highly stylized approach that seemed to some to overshadow actual character and plot. Legendary Pictures had announced that Frank Miller started writing the follow-up graphic novel, and Zack Snyder was interested in directing the adaptation, but moved on to develop and direct the Superman reboot. Der König selbst bleibt mit seinen verbliebenen dreihundert Kämpfern zurück, um sich dem wohl endgültig letzten Gefecht zu stellen. This sacrifice bought the Greek army and navy precious time to unite and ultimately defeat Xerxes. Meanwhile, Ephialtes defects to Xerxes to whom he reveals the secret path in exchange for wealth, luxury, women, and a Persian uniform. The massive army of the Persian Empire is sweeping across the globe, crushing every force that dares stand in its path.
Once you make a great movie, word can spread very quickly. The Thespians declined to leave and they stayed and fought to a last man alongside the Spartans. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. It's a paradox that they were a bunch of people who in many ways were , but they were the bulwark against the fall of. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.
In 2009, magazine ranked 300 number 5 on its 25 Best Conservative Movies of the Last 25 Years list. Archived from on May 22, 2008. In January 2007, the studio launched a page for the film. There the Athenian leader Themistocles manages to turn the defeatist tide by formally placing the Athenian fleet under the supreme command of Sparta, whose king Leonidas promises to defend Greece regardless who follows- but back in Sparta, the ruling council hesitates to commit the whole army until the Persians approach the Corinthian Isthmus, and even after an encouraging Delphi oracle -loose a king or all Sparta- is forbidden to lead it before the end of a religious festival, so he takes off first, keeping his promise, with only his 300 mean strong bodyguard. Meanwhile, back in Sparta, the loyal Queen Gorgo attempts to convince both the skeptical council and the devious Theron Dominic West to send more troops despite the fact that many view Leonidas' unsanctioned war march as a serious transgression. Luckily it's at this point that some real dramatic momentum finally starts to build in the film, as Xerxes becomes repeatedly frustrated by the kind of incipient guerilla tactics of the much less numerous Greeks. Upwards of 600 costumes were created for the film, as well as extensive prosthetics for various characters and the corpses of Persian soldiers.
As the battle rages, attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband. Various Iranian officials condemned the film. Four Iranian have called for Muslim countries to ban the film, and a group of Iranian film makers submitted a letter of protest to regarding the film's alleged misrepresentation of Iranian history and culture. Die Liste ist bei weitem nicht vollständig! You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. The Xerxes in the film is not, I would think, too far removed from the actual pompous king who invaded Greece all those centuries ago. Archived from on December 30, 2007. Archived from on March 16, 2007.
This was the first time in history that a world power had guaranteed the survival of the Jewish people, religion, customs and culture. While some of it is fabricated and fudged, it is nevertheless an excellent representation of what really happened. The submitted a formal complaint against the film to , labelling it an attack on the historical identity of Iran. Archived from on February 25, 2009. While Egan is stalwart and ultimately even moving as Leonidas, the film's acting honors probably belong to Sir Ralph Richardson as the brains behind the brawn.
The film's portrayal of ancient Persians caused a particularly strong reaction in. On the third day, the Persians, led by Ephialtes, traverse the secret path,. Some of the most unfavorable reviews came from major. The 300 Spartans' quite simply hasn't aged all that well. Archived from on March 17, 2007. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw left with no options he moved.
Director Rudolph Maté nicely utilizes actual Greek locations though not the real life place where Leonidas actually fought, due to some changing terrain in the thousands of intervening years. The actual heroism of those who stood and ultimately died with Leonidas helped shape the course of Western Civilization, allowing the Greek city states time to organize an army which repelled the Persians. On July 21, 2009, Warner Bros. During a lull in the battle, Xerxes personally approaches Leonidas to persuade him to surrender, offering him wealth and power in exchange for his allegiance. Pictures has great respect for Elliot, our longtime collaborator, and is pleased to have amicably resolved this matter.
The acting is fairly good. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, and 400 Thebans. Dialogue is very cleanly presented though there is a huge variety of accents running rampant throughout the film. The 300 Spartans was a 1962 historical epic that may have a somewhat more prosaic approach toward its subject, but which nonetheless was seen by a young Miller and planted a seed which ultimately blossomed into the iconic graphic novel decades later. Though they have virtually no hope of defeating Xerxes' intimidating battalion, Leonidas' men soldier on, intent on letting it be known they will bow to no man but their king.
This was, in fact, what their shield depicted. Though sympathetic, Leonidas rejects him since his deformity physically prevents him from holding his shield high enough, potentially compromising the formation, and Ephialtes is enraged. With his impeccable elocution and inherent gravitas, Richardson brings a measure of solemnity to the film which is sorely lacking in such scenes as the ultimately ridiculous Phyllon — Ellas storyline. The film focused on the Athenian admiral, , as portrayed by Australian actor. The actual heroism of those who stood and ultimately died with Leonidas helped shape the course of Western Civilization, allowing the Greek city states time to organize an army which repelled the Persians. The story is framed by a narrative by the Spartan soldier.
Archived from on September 2, 2009. Leonidas points out that his hunched back means Ephialtes cannot lift his shield high enough to fight in the phalanx. Above: A scene during filming Below: The finished scene Two months of were required to create hundreds of shields, spears, and swords, some of which were recycled from and. The Laconians had a long roughly 8 foot spear + a short-sword, and this is what the actors wielded. Lenonidas lehnt allerdings ab und schlägt auch die nächste Angriffswelle erfolgreich zurück. The Ephors consult , who decrees that Sparta will not go to war during the.