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    Quote Originally Posted by x[priest] View Post
    Oh here it goes again. Fucking Islam and its lame BS again! You know when I was watching this flick, I never once thought of Iran!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070313/...h74wfxxGsDW7oF


    AHAHAHAHHA OWNED!!!

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    Iran's biggest circulation newspaper, Hamshahri, said "300" is "serving the policy of the U.S. leadership" and predicted it will "prompt a wave of protest in the world. ... Iranians living in the U.S. and Europe will not be indifferent about this obvious insult."

    PFFT lol amongst whom? that whacked out president? Oviously his people don't ALL feel the same way.

    In Iran, the movie hasn't opened and probably never will, given the government's restrictions on Western films, though one paper said bootleg DVDs were already available. OWNED~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by x[priest] View Post
    Oh here it goes again. Fucking Islam and its lame BS again! You know when I was watching this flick, I never once thought of Iran!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070313/...h74wfxxGsDW7oF
    That's because you're not Persian.

    Iran is essentially descended from Persia.

    It has nothing to do with islam, however. Islam came about 1000 years later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x[ninjax] View Post
    casey, sean, and i wanna try to imax it this thurs j, u in? this time ill keep the naughty box in my room when you come over :P
    cant. got plans already thurs night
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    Quote Originally Posted by x[con] View Post
    That's because you're not Persian.

    Iran is essentially descended from Persia.

    It has nothing to do with islam, however. Islam came about 1000 years later.
    Yeah what Con says is true it's a great deal of national pride there to be Persian. How would you feel if they made a movie about the founding fathers being terrorists? They regularly burned the homes and businesses of loyalists. I haven't seen the movie yet but just from the trailers I can tell the Persians aren't portrayed in the best light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch123 View Post
    Yeah what Con says is true it's a great deal of national pride there to be Persian. How would you feel if they made a movie about the founding fathers being terrorists? They regularly burned the homes and businesses of loyalists. I haven't seen the movie yet but just from the trailers I can tell the Persians aren't portrayed in the best light.
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    saw it last night. i liked it

    the battle's were awsome

    very comic book like, but i like comic books.

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    i thoroughly enjoyed the flick.



  9. This shit in imax is like sensory overload. Totally awesome.

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    Here's some history from wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonidas_I



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    Just got back from seeing 300 and it was awesome. I didn't even notice the political commentary that some people saw in the movie. Movies these days need a good guy and a bad guy or it just isn't going to draw a crowd. This was entirely based off nothing more than a comic book based on a real event.

    I'd like the history channel to put together something on the Battle of Thermopylae and make it historically accurate. From my reading of the actual events of the battle far more Greeks were there. Also the pass was actually around 200 hundred yards wide and not the 25 yard bottle neck it was in the movie. You just couldn't hold a 200 yard wide pass with 300 men no F'ing way.

    All in all an excellent movie and nothing more. On a side note how many people wanted to see that huge guy beheading the Persian generals for failure to enter battle and start knocking some heads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch123 View Post
    Just got back from seeing 300 and it was awesome. I didn't even notice the political commentary that some people saw in the movie. Movies these days need a good guy and a bad guy or it just isn't going to draw a crowd. This was entirely based off nothing more than a comic book based on a real event.

    I'd like the history channel to put together something on the Battle of Thermopylae and make it historically accurate. From my reading of the actual events of the battle far more Greeks were there. Also the pass was actually around 200 hundred yards wide and not the 25 yard bottle neck it was in the movie. You just couldn't hold a 200 yard wide pass with 300 men no F'ing way.

    All in all an excellent movie and nothing more. On a side note how many people wanted to see that huge guy beheading the Persian generals for failure to enter battle and start knocking some heads?
    Hey why wait for the history channel to make something? Its called a "book", give it a try sometime.

    Fyi, it wasn't just the 300 Spartans, there were also about 4000 other spartan allies standing with them fighting to the death.
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    I haven't seen the movie yet but here are some of my recollections of the historical aspect. It wasn't just the 300 Spartans for the first couple days, I think Bodyshot's number is pretty close there was about 4000-6000 other greek allies with them for the first 2 days (nobody really knows for sure). However a traitor tipped off the Persians about a way to flank the Spartans, realizing they were about to get fucked in the ass, most of the Greek allies took off, some did stay though. One of the most important things about the battle was it gave all of Greece time to prepare for the Persians more adequately.

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    The combined Greek army numbered close to 7000.

    The Greek traitor did live forever like how Leonidas suggested, in a way. The traitor's name became the Greek word for "nightmare." It came from this battle. His name will live forever.

    On the 3rd day, only 300 Spartans and 200 Thespians stayed back to hold off the Persians. More than 6000 Greeks retreated on the order of Leonidas.

    There was a huge naval battle fought at the same time. Half of Xerxes's forces was loaded up on ships. They planned to invade Greece on a pincer movement. An Athenian general named Thermitocles led the Greek navy and defeated the Persian navy at the Battle of Salamis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Salamis
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    I quote,

    (d. 480 bc), king of Sparta (490?–480 bc). Leonidas is best known for his heroic defense of the narrow mountain pass of Thermopylae against the Persian army of Xerxes I in 480 bc. With an outnumbered force of about 7000 men, of which 300 were Spartans, Leonidas withstood the Persian invasion for two days. A Thessalian traitor, Ephialtes (d. 469 bc), however, showed Xerxes a new path over the mountain, and when Leonidas learned that he was about to be attacked from the rear, he sent most of his troops to safety. He remained with the Spartans and about 1100 other soldiers, mainly Thebans and Thespians, who refused to leave. The Thebans subsequently deserted. Leonidas and the remainder of his men perished bravely. The famous Battle of Thermopylae was recorded by the Greek historian Herodotus in his History.


    (Pers. Khshayarsha) (c. 519–465 bc), king of Persia (486–465 bc), the son of Darius I and Atossa (fl. 6th cent. bc), daughter of Cyrus the Great. Ascending the throne upon the death of his father, he subdued a rebellion in Egypt, and then spent three years preparing a great fleet and army to punish the Greeks for aiding the Ionian cities in 498 bc and for their victory over the Persians at Marathon in 490 bc. The Greek historian Herodotus gives as the combined strength of Xerxes’ land and naval forces the incredible total of 2,641,610 warriors. Xerxes is said to have crossed the Hellespont by a bridge of boats more than a kilometer in length and to have cut a canal through the isthmus of Mount Athos. During the spring of 480 bc he marched with his forces through Thrace, Thessaly, and Locris. At Thermopylae 300 Spartans, under their king, Leonidas I, and 700 Thespians made a courageous stand, delaying the Persians for ten days, but eventually were annihilated. Xerxes then advanced into Attica and burned Athens, which had been abandoned by the Greeks. Later in 480 bc, however, at the Battle of Salamís, in the Gulf of Aegina (now the Saronic Gulf) near Athens, Xerxes’s fleet was defeated by a much smaller contingent of Greek warships commanded by the Athenian general Themistocles. Xerxes thereupon retired to Asia Minor, leaving the remainder of his army in Greece under the command of his son-in-law, Mardonius (fl. 500–479 bc), who was slain at Plataea the following year. Xerxes was murdered at Persepolis by Artabanus (d. 464 bc), captain of the palace guard; he was succeeded by his son Artaxerxes I (r. 465–425 bc). Xerxes is generally identified as the Ahasuerus of the Book of Esther.
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    going to see imax tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by x[priest] View Post
    The Greek historian Herodotus gives as the combined strength of Xerxes’ land and naval forces the incredible total of 2,641,610 warriors.
    You have to love the Greeks penchant for over blowing stuff.
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    Actually the History Channel did make something on this called "Last Stand of the 300".

    http://www.history.com/shows.do?epis...&action=detail

    I just watched it tonight for those looking for a less biased view on the events I recommend this. Oh and Bodyshot I do read it's called Wikipedia and the occasional google search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch123 View Post
    Oh and Bodyshot I do read it's called Wikipedia and the occasional google search.
    I am glad to see you are so well read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch123 View Post
    Actually the History Channel did make something on this called "Last Stand of the 300".

    http://www.history.com/shows.do?epis...&action=detail

    I just watched it tonight for those looking for a less biased view on the events I recommend this. Oh and Bodyshot I do read it's called Wikipedia and the occasional google search.

    Damn! I'll be working when it plays. I guess I'll have to buy it.
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