So I was thinking about spartans this morning while I was taking a shower... ahem. I had the thought that there are a lot of parallels between 300 and the war in Iraq.
After a threat/insult, a king makes a brash decision and defies the legal bodies that bind him and goes to war. They kill a shit ton of Persians, etc all in the name of preserving freedom.
As to whether Laura Bush slept with any members of senate, I can't say.
i would see the point, except for the movie is based off of three things: it's an almost word-for-word rendition of frank miller's comic, which was written in 1999; the film 300 Spartans, which was made in 1962, and the actual historical event (although that last is kinda loose).
- King Leonidas was a well-respected, competent leader
- King Leonidas led his armies
- The Battle of Thermopylae included 300 soldiers, none of whom were high school dropouts who were promised career oppurtunities that would allow them to see the world
- King Leonidas has never read "My Pet Goat"
- Persia outwardly threatened Sparta, promising war
- King Leonidas was denied the right to war from the hopped-up concubine of a group of lepers, not an assembly of over 500 elected officials
- King Leonidas did not attack the Hittites, claiming that they provided Persia with significant quantities of Uranium
- King Leonidas didn't defeat the first wave and announce 'Mission Accomplished'
- When Corinth refused to join forces, the Spartans did not rename them "Freedom Columns"
- King Leonidas knows "Internet" is not pluralized
- The Spartan troops did not cause collateral damage in the thousands
- The Spartans had reliable, working equipment from the beginning
- King Leonidas attempted, at least once, to try to talk to Xerxes concerning the war, hoping that the bloodshed could end prematurely.