“Spartans, tonight we dine in hell tonight.”
That’s the beginning of the video, which says a lot about the movie itself. It is over the top and historically uninteresting. The Spartans lose heroically to the Persians at Thermopylae in the end, and later lose to Athens in the Peloponnesian War. So we can save you the trouble of watching. Read Herodotus. As usual, the book is better.
300 broke all the box office records this weekend. As expected, the movie is lacking. The Spartans were certainly a culture organized partly around a disciplined military, but they were also a cultured civilization. The movie caricature misses all of the historical depth. That’s too bad.
300 Trailer (Video)
And here is a second video trailer.
Spartans, 300 Movie Clip
Spartan 300 Uncut Video
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