Phixius

1st Sep 2007

300 (2006)

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.

Correction: Xerxes also didn't have bagpipe playing goatmen, or blade-armed executioners. This isn't a documentary. It's a highly stylized, highly fictionalized account of a historical event.

Phixius Premium member

7th May 2007

300 (2006)

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.

Correction: This has already been submitted and corrected. This is not a documentary. It is a highly stylized and fictionalized account of an actual event. These "Spartans" may look and act any way their creators wish them to.

Phixius Premium member

20th Apr 2007

300 (2006)

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.

Correction: The Persian was facing death. There are any number of "in-movie" explanations for his actions. For instance, he may have thought he could beg for mercy if he gave up the attack.

Phixius Premium member

18th Mar 2007

300 (2006)

Corrected entry: In the last battle scene, Leonidas tells Xerxes that he has 300 hundred soldiers behind him. when in fact many of the Spartans were killed by the first wave of immortals and various other Persians.

Correction: The number of soldiers rounds up to 300. Leonidas wasn't going to say "I've got 273 soldiers behind me." It just sounds better to say it the way he did.

Phixius Premium member

17th Mar 2007

300 (2006)

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.

Correction: These people didn't speak English either. The language has been changed to someting we would understand. So whatever the Spartan name for that time of year would have been was translated into modern english: August.

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