Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Jornstad, Michael Gordon, Frank Miller, Lynn Varley
Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Michael Fassbender, Tom Wisdom, Andrew Puy Levin / Andrew Timan / Rodrigo Santoro / Kelly Craig / Taylor Netzer / Tim Connelly / Mary Juliet Rivester / Peter Mensah / Arthur Holden / Dennis St. John / Neil Napier / Dylan Smith / Maurizio Terrazzano / Quasi Songgui / Andrew Scheff / Robin Wilcock / Ty Lon Benskin / Robert Meyer / Patrick Sabangwe / Gary A. Heck / Darren Sahrawi / Mark Totil / Agnieszka Unorowska / Giovani Cimmino / Stephen McHattie / Greg Kramer / Alex Ivanovici / Michael Sinelnikov / Amélie Sorel / Atif Y. Siddiqi / …
Genre: Action / War / History
Region: United States
Release: 2006-12-09 (BNAT Film Festival) / 2007-03-09 (USA)
Length: 117 minutes
Also known as: 300 Heroes: Sparta’s Counterattack (Taiwan) / Wolf Warriors 300 (Hong Kong) / 300 Spartan Warriors / Three Hundred Warriors
Rating: IMDB 7.6 / Rotten Tomatoes 61%
This movie describes one of the most brutal wars in human history: the Battle of Thermopylae. In 480 BC, King Xerxes I of Persia (Rodrigo Santoro Rodrigo Santoro) led an army of 300,000 to fight against Greece. The Greek city-states quickly dispatched troops to form a coalition, preparing to resist the invasion of the Persian army.
The forefront of the line of defense is located at Thermopylae in Greece, where King Leonidas of Sparta (Gerard Butler Gerard Butler) leads the city to guard 300 elite soldiers and more than 4,000 coalition troops. Due to the betrayal of the traitors, the Greek army was copied behind by the Persian army and formed a situation of encirclement and suppression. In order to preserve the strength of the coalition forces, Leonidas let the coalition forces retreat first, and led 300 elite soldiers to defend after the hot spring was shut down.
Hundreds of thousands of Persian troops swarmed in, but the Spartan soldiers who knew they were going to die had high morale and broke out amazing combat power in the battle. The entire war lasted for 2 full days, and finally Leonidas and his 300 elite soldiers were all killed, while the Persian army lost more than 20,000 soldiers, and two brothers of Xerxes I also died in this battle…
“300” is a 2006 epic action film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the comic book series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. The movie tells the story of the Battle of Thermopylae, where a small group of 300 Spartan warriors led by King Leonidas (played by Gerard Butler) held off an enormous army of Persian soldiers.
The film is known for its stunning visual style, which combines live-action footage with heavily stylized computer-generated imagery. The use of slow motion and color grading gives the movie a distinct visual flair, while the hyper-masculine depiction of the Spartan warriors has become iconic.
While the film takes liberties with historical accuracy, it captures the spirit of the heroic story it seeks to tell. The performances by Butler and the supporting cast are intense and gripping, and the action sequences are thrilling and visceral. The movie also explores themes of sacrifice, honor, and patriotism, as the Spartan warriors fight to defend their homeland from foreign invaders.
Overall, “300” is a visually stunning and action-packed film that has become a cult classic. Its influence can be seen in numerous subsequent films and television shows that have borrowed its aesthetic and storytelling style. While it may not be for everyone, it remains an entertaining and memorable piece of cinema.