Last, but not least, we come to the half-blind Spartan soldier named Dilios. The tale ends a year later at the battle of Plataea where a now-united Greek army prepares for the final battle against Xerxes. In December 2007, 300 won 's Movie of the Year 2007, along with Best Comic Book Adaptation and King Leonidas as Favorite Character. Most modern historical films have been adjusted to fit Hollywood standards thus compromising the historical accuracy. Creatures were designed by , and an wolf and thirteen animatronic horses were created. The Persian army arrives and various encounters are fought.
Action genre movies in particular account for many of the gender stereotypes in the film industry today. Well, maybe that was the idea. Several years earlier, the Persians under king Darius I had invaded Greece, primarily in order to punish the city-states of Athens and Eretria, who had supported the cities of Ionia during their revolt against Persian rule. Ironically, the Greeks during the same period employed large numbers of slaves. It means nothing because the stakes are so high. The Immortals were Xerxes personal bodyguards. Another liberty I took was, they all had plumes, but I only gave a plume to Leonidas, to make him stand out and identify him as a king.
In a final battle Leonidas and his three hundred perform their honorable duty with distinction before being killed to a man. Turns out that having the money of an enemy empire on him is rather suspicious. One has to bear in mind that the Spartans had other Greek allies with them, including the Thespians, Thebans, soldiers from Mycaene and other Greek states. Other historians maintain that he remained in order to give the allied contingents, whom he dismissed apart from the Thebans and Thespians , time to escape. He shows he isn't kidding when executes his generals for failing him. The narrowness of the pass negated the advantage the Persians had in numbers. When they go into battle, their pep talks sound like the screams of drunken sports fans swarming onto the field.
Stelios, an elite Spartan soldier, orders the former to go back to the Persian lines and warn Xerxes, after cutting off his whipping arm. Gorgo is, by all accounts, brilliant, says Frank Miller. A bronze shield would indeed be very valuable. If you were discovered, then you would be punished severely, not for taking the life of another human being, but rather for getting caught. Its his chance to prove himself on the battlefield and die the glorious death that he craves in order to fulfill his destiny as a Spartan warrior. Also, it is important to watch the film that you are writing about several times, so you can have a better grasp of the concept that you want to write about. Archived from on December 6, 2006.
Spartans, in full regalia, were almost indistinguishable except at a very close angle. 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. Fighting Boy 12 years old Peter Mensah. Ironically, Peter Mensah trains multiple martial arts in real life. One year later, the Persians face an army of 30,000 free Greeks led by a vanguard of 10,000 Spartans.
Archived from on September 29, 2007. Archived from on February 25, 2009. Bonus points for decapitating the guy with his own sword. Gorgo is as much a warrior as Leonidas. Write a one to two sentence thesis statement that states your argument about the element. He follows the 300 when they make their stand at the Hot Gates and offers to join them, but he is unable to fight due to his severe handicap, as such he is turned down.
He clearly doesnt care, because he knows something will be achieved. Noam Murro directed instead, while Zack Snyder produced. In response to this challenge, he sends his elite guard, the Immortals, that night to finish the job, and unwittingly has his elite walk into a Spartan trap. It seems as if the Spartans will succeed. Leonidas was famous for his loud voice and warcry! He then develops a with Artemesia, who is basically the same.
He was out of scale of his voice, not that it wasn't commanding. He also lets down his offer to join his army in the most gently way he can, saying he can still treat the wounded or so some other helpful work though he can't use him as a soldier. Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Thermopylae. The Persian Empire has been invading nearby territories and has now come to Greece. Xerxes then realizes that although he will beat the Spartans through attrition, logistically he cant wait that long.
They wore no sandals, from childhood they walked over sharp rocks and ashes to harden their soles. Is the movie's hunchbacked traitor Ephialtes based on a real person? Aside from a handful of exceptions, all non-Spartan Greeks desert their post as everyone realizes that to remain behind means certain death. Archived from on March 16, 2007. The graphic novel concludes with Dilios leading a company of Spartans into battle at Plataea. Archived from on May 27, 2011.