THIS IS SPARTA!!!
Just watched the movie titled '300' last weekend.
It was a stunning, awesome, amazing & incredible experience.
Ok, I knew that the movie wasn't historically accurate even though I'm no history student.
Don't think the director is going for historical accuracy anyway.
History lesson: The Battle of Thermopylae happened at around 480 B.C.
Xerxes's army didn't have calvary (it wasn't invented at that time), or that silly looking rhino nor the elephants.
The Persian Immortals did not wear those evil-looking masks.
C'mon, it's the Bronze Age, you know?
They don't have iron yet & no factory stamping out those identical masks.
Everything at that period were mostly handcrafted.
King Xerxes simply can't equip his 10,000 elite troops with that much metal masks!
Btw, Xerxes doesn't look gayish like in the movie.
It wasn't only the 300 Spartans that sacrificed to delay the Persian army.
King Leonidas also had with him, 700 Thespian volunteers & they too, fought to the death.
I have to mention those brave Thespian as a respect for their valor as these poor guys are being excluded in the movie. End of lesson.
There're many more inaccuracy, but despite that, it is still a great movie.
I was truly inspired by it. Blown away by those Spartans.
Love the way the Spartans are portrayed in the movie.
Not that I admire their biceps or masculine bodies.
But more in awe by their battle formation which incidentally was, at a later age, copied & refined by the Roman army which used this tactic to conquered half of Europe, hence jump start European civilization.
It's their spirit of honor, bravery & fearlessness that I'm overwhelmed by.
Their courage to stand against massive odds thrill my heart.
Their willingness to die for what they believe in, sexicted my soul.
No Mercy! No Pity! No Fear! No Retreat! No Surrender!
They're my heroes! They are magnificent! They are men of men!!!
Many here consider this movie as too violent, too bloody & gory.
In the cinema, when the fighting started, I heard whinings & gasps from guys!!! If you are a girl, I won't blame you. It's acceptable for girls to be soft, but GUYS?!?!
In our new age sensitive mentality, we have too many wimpy softies mother-pet guys. Products of a deteriorating society & over-protective mothers who think it's right for their boys to be soft & toughness is a sin, is barbaric.
Nowadays, I'd heard many tales of NS guys die during 2.4 km run or some toughness tests. Even with the cut-down semi-tough training in our NS now, you wimps still can't take it?
What we have here are mostly no-substance behind-the-monitor internet heroes. Too many people here live in illusion in this frog-in-the-well fairy tale pampered condition.
Where's the 'Men don't cry tears, only breed blood' thingie?
Girls now prefer sensitive, cutie, softie crying guys...
Am not interested in these type of guys!
Wimps! Stand aside please! I have no use of you!
Sorry, respect cannot be demanded. It has to be earned & I'm not your pampering mother!
People may think I'm weird or mentally deranged.
I don't have to respect their opinions & will stand by my point of view regardlessly.
We are Spartans.... NOT!!!