300 2006
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300 2006
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Plot: King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
Story: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw left with no options he moved. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.
Did you know: The reason the Spartan civilization fell was because it refused to change. Although strong militarily, they would not adapt their culture to a changing world. For example, they refused to coin money. This meant that most other nations refused to trade with them, and they had a hard time paying for their own equipment. They also treated other people as harshly as they treated each other, which earned them more enemies than they could fight.

Release date: 22 March 2007
User Votes: 7.7
Countries: USA,
Genres: Action, Fantasy, History, War,
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 117 minutes
Oscars: None
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