Corrected entry: In this movie, Xerxes is told to have employed war elephants against the Spartans. The Greek - along with the Macedonians - actually never encounter elephants until the Battle of Gaugamela, in 331 BC - 149 years later.
1st Sep 2007
7th May 2007
Corrected entry: I found it curious how none of the Greek hoplites in this movie wear any armor (besides their shields and helmets). The Greek hoplites were famous for being particularly heavily armored, and the Spartans were better (and more uniformly) equipped than most as they were dedicated soldiers and not mere militia. Instead, they all have bare chests to show off their masculine figures and well developed torsos, even when such a lack of protection for the torso and abdomen would be a serious disadvantage in that kind of intense close combat.
20th Apr 2007
Corrected entry: In the first battle, we see three layers: 1: Leonidas, 2: Spartan Soldier, 3: Mountain/Hill/Rocks. At the end of the scene, where it switches from normal to slow motion back and forth. If you concentrate at the last hit, Leonidas strikes a Persian with his shield, and so does the Spartan Soldier in the 2nd Layer. When the Spartan Soldier strikes the soldier, he falls to the ground. He (the Persian) then starts moving his sword to swing at the Spartan. While this occurs, the Spartan also starts moving to stab the Persian with his spear. There is a great synchronized movement, BUT at the end of this part the Persian soldier backs out on his sword swing even before the Spartan's spear touches his body.
18th Mar 2007
17th Mar 2007
Corrected entry: When Leonidas visits the wise men and the Oracle at the top of the mountain, one of them mentions that it was August, and that Sparta wouldn't fight in that time of the year. August wasn't so named until 8 B.C after Caesar Augustus. Since this movie is set in 480 B.C., the month of August would not have existed yet.
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