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Postby MaxiVisVires » Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:24 pm

This is another movie about the famous Battle of Thermopylae. By just reading the description on Yahoo! Movies it already seems very hollywood/historically inaccurate. But you can't deny how cool the trailer is...

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/300/trailer1/medium.html
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Postby R_The_Falcon » Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:54 pm

That was horrible! A prime example of how Hollywood misinterprets history.
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Postby wunztwice » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:13 am

The only historical thing I noticed was the mention of Sparta fighting Persia. As a movie, though, the trailer is very well put together.
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Postby El Mariachi » Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:30 pm

Though its based on a comic, it still sucks.
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Postby Jacob C. » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:20 pm

This looks like an interesting fantasy type movie.
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Postby SavedSaint8 » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:03 pm

I a Fan of Frank Miller comics, while yes very un-accruate, I going to go see the movie.It looks very well done.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:14 pm

Another historical movie...the subject matter sounds good, and we could get something really great out of this. I'm hoping this will be less Braveheart (shudder) and more Gladiator in its historical themes.

...though knowing Hollywood, we'll probably get the spineless Athenians 'betraying' the Spartans to be slaughtered or something stupid like that. :roll:

Still, I'll see it, for couriosity's sake, if nothing else. Having seen the fantastic Kingdom Of Heaven Director's Cut recently, I have some faith in the film-makers to produce something worthwhile.

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Postby Ristridin » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:17 pm

This trailer certaily don`t interrests me, seems like a bad movie to my till now
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Postby JPinoy » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:48 pm

It's not a remake of the older "The 300 Spartans"... it's a friggin Comic Book turned movie... so calm down.

Although personally, they should get together some actors who are familiar with the "big battles genre" of movies like Orlando Bloom and remake the Battle of Thermopylae in a more HISTORICAL context instead of fantasy/myths.

Then again, the only thing historical about events in the past is that they are written down as such. We weren't there personally, so why call it "inaccurate".

History is written by the victors, so whose to say some details were changed.
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Postby The Blue Knight » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:03 am

Well, my first reaction, is, well, to say "well..."

Miller knows iconcanographic imagery. He wrote "The Dark Knight Returns" about the end of Batman's legendary cycle, and "Sin City." This looks hyper-realized in the vein of how Peter Jackson depicted LOTR. "Based upon actual events" is the warning it should carry. The trailer looks great, but then again this could be the best 60 seconds of the entire film. I didn't read the graphic novel, so I'll wait until it comes out. May just be a "renter." Here's hoping for the best.
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Postby kelderic » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:28 pm

It seems extremely inaccurate, but still very flashy and having lots of special effects. I might have to go see it.

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It seems almost magical, with the flying fireballs, and the gild floating in wisps of mist. Also, I seem to detect some anti-Arab feelings from the trailer. All of the macho good-looking people are the Spartans, and it depicts the Persians as deformed, ugly, and dirty.

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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:13 pm

Frank Miller? Gad, what happened to the "Gates of Fire" version of Thermopylae that was in the works?
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Postby Prince Imdol » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:00 pm

Hollywood takes history and twists it around and flips it. There all wrong, (exept for a few exeptions)
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Postby amadeus » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:34 am

You guys are missing the point that
1) comic book movie!!!
2) hollywood generally dosen't care about the historical value, they tweak everything to make it epic so they sell more films
3) its kinda pointless to critique hollywood's historical accurracy anyway
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Postby g2 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:07 am

I think I would watch it. Not everything has to be historically accurate. Sometimes I just want to be entertained and not be given a history lesson.
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