ROCKY BALBOA! Comic Book Resources' Mark Cronan found the film compelling, leaving him "with a feeling of power, from having been witness to something grand". [68], As of October 2020, on Rotten Tomatoes the film had an approval rating of 61% based on 235 reviews, with an average rating of 6.13/10. More: Zack Snyder Wants to Take 300 Sequels Beyond Ancient Greece. It's a paradox that they were a bunch of people who in many ways were fascist, but they were the bulwark against the fall of democracy. Once you make a great movie, word can spread very quickly. Because the histories are endlessly fascinating. I didn't want to render Sparta in overly accurate terms, because ultimately I do want you to root for the Spartans. from Mad Magazine #481, Sept. 2007", "National Lampoon + Kevin Dillon = A 300 Spoof", "Photograph of Tom Izzo at Midnight Madness", "Nate Ebner Earns 'Leonidas' Nickname, Dubbed Ohio State's Most Valuable Player for Strong Work Ethic", "Producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann Exclusive Video Interview", "Interview: Director Zach Snyder talks 300", Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Saturn Award for Best Action or Adventure Film,, Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages, Short description is different from Wikidata, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. According to the Spartan tradition, newborns were inspected and discarded in case of deformity or weakness, but they were not pushed down a cliff as shown in the film. [114][115][116] The history behind the movie, "Another View: Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History, on, "Romanticizing the Spartan: 300 (Movie Review)", "The 300 Movie: Separating Fact from Fiction", "That Film's Real Message? [119] Steven Rea argued that the film's Persians were a vehicle for an anachronistic cross-section of Western aspirational stereotypes of Asian and African cultures. 300 won both the Best Dramatic Film and Best Action Film honors in the 2006–2007 Golden Icon Awards presented by Travolta Family Entertainment. For the 2014 sequel, see, into a narrow pass between the rocks and the sea, National Entertainment Collectibles Association, one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions, List of historical drama films and series set in Near Eastern and Western civilization, List of book-based war films (wars before 1775), "Exclusive interview: Producer Gianni Nunnari's epic struggle for, "Jordu Schell: Avatar Lead Characters Designer", "Exclusive Interview with Tyler Bates, Score Composer for, "Frank Miller: Graphic Novelist & Filmmaker", "Quint's BNAT wrap-up, part 1! This new Blu-ray Disc is encased in a 40-page Digibook and includes all the extras from the original release as well as some new ones. [135] Newspapers in Iran featured headlines such as "Hollywood declares war on Iranians" and "300 Against 70 Million" (Iran's population). In response, Xerxes sends in his elite guard, the Immortals; the Spartans nonetheless defeat them with few losses, with slight help from the Thespians. aimed at teachers and librarians. intentions". [26] The post-production lasted for a year and was handled by a total of ten special effects companies. Snyder relates that there was "a huge sensitivity about East versus West with the studio". Mania, Comics In Sparta, Queen Gorgo tries to persuade the Spartan Council to send reinforcements to aid the 300. [28] The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and features the vocals of Azam Ali. His plan involves building a wall in order to funnel the Persians into a narrow pass between the rocks and the sea: negating the Persian advantage in numbers, and giving the Greeks' heavy infantry the advantage over the vast waves of Persian light infantry. My Geeky Geeky Ways – [108] Snyder himself dismissed ideological readings, suggesting that reviewers who critique "a graphic novel movie about a bunch of guys... stomping the snot out of each other" using words like "'neocon,' 'homophobic,' 'homoerotic' or 'racist'" are "missing the point". [63][64] Studio executives were surprised by the showing, which was twice what they had expected. Inspired by Leonidas' sacrifice, the Greeks mobilize. [141] Other parodies include an episode of South Park named "D-Yikes! to write for over a dozen websites, including 411 They can't believe it's as accurate as it is." Dilios's story continues and a Persian herald arrives at the gates of Sparta demanding "earth and water" as a token of submission to King Xerxes—the Spartans reply by throwing the envoy and his escort into a deep well. [138], Moaveni identified two factors which may have contributed to the intensity of Iranian indignation over the film. The best result I can hope for is that if the movie excites someone, they'll go explore the histories themselves. [24], Post-production was handled by Montreal's Meteor Studios and Hybride Technologies filled in the bluescreen footage with more than 1,500 visual effects shots. [132] The film was banned within Iran as "hurtful American propaganda". The "conceptual art" and Zack Snyder's production blog were the initial attractions of the site. The closest comparison you can draw in terms of our own military today is to think of the red-caped Spartans as being like our special-ops forces. Butler said that while he did not feel constrained by Snyder's direction, fidelity to the comic imposed certain limitations on his performance. Movies. [93] Lytle also commented: "Ephialtes, who betrays the Greeks, is likewise changed from a local Malian of sound body into a Spartan outcast, a grotesquely disfigured troll who by Spartan custom should have been left exposed as an infant to die. [111], 300 writer Frank Miller said: "The Spartans were a paradoxical people. Despite being derided by some critics for its historical inaccuracy, 300 won three Eisner Awards in 1998 including Best Limited Series, Best Writer/Artist and Best Colorist. Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy. 300 is a 2006 American epic period action film[3][4] based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. With Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe. [73] Roger Ebert gave the film a 2 out of 4 rating, writing, "300 has one-dimensional caricatures who talk like professional wrestlers plugging their next feud. [6][7] 300 was jointly produced by Nunnari and Mark Canton, and Michael B. Gordon wrote the script.

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