Corrected entry: In the first battle scene, Leonidas uses throws his spear and it sails through the air. It hits a Persian in the chest and he falls, and the guy right next to him falls at the exact same instant, but there is nothing making the other guy fall, since the spear only hit one Persian.
4th Nov 2007
8th Sep 2007
Corrected entry: The Persians are shown as revering their emperor as a "god-king". Not true - they were known for being monotheistic (believing in one god) which meant that they did not see kings as gods at all. It was the Greeks who were polytheistic (believing in many gods).
7th Jun 2007
Corrected entry: When the bald headed leader of the other army is about to leave the Spartans you can see the circular scar on his arm from the old polio type shots.
18th May 2007
16th May 2007
7th May 2007
Corrected entry: During the scene where king Leonidas has his conversation with the hunchback Ephialtes, he explains to him the importance of the phalanx in the Spartan battle tactics and how their entire strategy revolves around the hoplite "shield wall" (and this is why Ephialtes, who can't raise his shield high enough, can't fight with them). Yet in numerous scenes throughout the movie, the Spartans, and Leonidas in particular, are shown casually leaving the phalanx formation to go on a personal killing spree, completely exposed. The Arcadians show a similarly lax attitude with their phalanx formation. This is a deliberate mistake as otherwise it would be impossible to showcase the elaborate "bullet-time" combat scenes, because the phalanx would restrict both their movement and our view. Nevertheless, it makes no sense to play up the phalanx to such a (ultimately fatal) degree, and then simply disregard it for the sake of showing off.
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