As I seem to be seeing this a lot around the blogosphere, I’d just like to point out a few things….
To those who want to complain that 300 isn’t historically accurate:
No shit Sherlock, it’s based on a comic book dealing specifically with the bardcraft of telling the tale of a battle. Please, show me a warrior culture that didn’t elaborate on the facts of various battles for the point of rallying the people. If you find one, I can tell you they probably weren’t all that successful on the battlefront.
In other skewed viewpoints, I don’t recall Michael Moore or Oliver Stone being that partial to the facts, and just the facts. 😀 Even they recognize that people can’t sit through their crap without a little tale spinning.
i’m glad they embellished it. it’s such a simple story: greece is in peril, 300 guys delay the persians so that the greeks can get organized, 300 guys get dead. the rest, is history ;D
i only minded the reflections of modern society mirrored in the tale. other wise i thought it rocked.
I just have a huge problem with Xerxes in a gold mesh cock-sock. C’mon…he was *Persian* for the love of God. He wore blankets, and called them clothes!!!
hahahahahaha, yeah, i thought that was a bit over-the-top. granted, i find it highly amusing that the persian king was presented in a homoerotic fashion. granted, as far as tale-telling from the greek perspective, it would make sense.
I think that John and I will go see it, just because it’s pissing off Iran. I fully support anything that pissed off Iran.
i think i laughed even harder when i read about that. i mean, i can see with the timing, but i can’t see the “message”. of course, this is what happens when the majority of your citizens get government filtered news.