The truth behind 300!

United States
September 15, 2008 1:48am CST
300 is based on a true story. The spartans were the elite force of the land in there time. They were threatened by the Persian army and the battle of "thermopalee"(not sure of spelling) the hot gates did occur, first with 300 soldiers and later with many more. The spartans turned out victorious and were later defeated by there seclusion of the outside world. I believe anyone who is interested in 300 research the original olympic games, as i believe that had a huge part in it. Obviously they were brave and strong warriors, but i highly doubt they looked like those of the movie.
5 responses
@Superchan (165)
• Belgium
17 Sep 08
this movie make the the spartan overpower and that persian are evil peoples that can't win. Its still good entertainment movie.
• United States
17 Sep 08
The spartans were just smart in battle, there entire lives revolved around war, which allowed them time to fight and build strength. The persians weren't necessarily evil, but wanted to be a dictatorship, but the spartans were the only ones who would stand up to such evil that others thought could not be stopped. The spartans were just willing to die trying and is what some did.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
16 Sep 08
That sounds pretty interesting. Where would you recommend doing more research on this?
• United States
16 Sep 08
The library has some great books, on the internet you can find stuff just becareful on what you read (some of it is a bunch of made up stuff), and then the discovery channel has a show that airs sometimes on the spartan warrios.
• India
15 Sep 08
I knew about the history of Spartans even before the movie was launched, just to entertain the audience much more, they have included special effects and manipulated a the story just to make it more interesting for the audience. It is not completely true what the have shown
• United States
15 Sep 08
Yep, thats right. Yea i learned about it in history class about 8 years before the movie, and then watched a documentary on it on the discovery channel a few months before it came out.
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@cthabrew (65)
• Sri Lanka
15 Sep 08
it was one ofthe greatest movies i ever watched i watched that story yers ago in discovery Chanel and i love it great
• United States
15 Sep 08
Glad i'm not the only one that knows there is truth to 300, of course not all of it, but the movie itself was based off of a factual occurance in history.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
29 Aug 10
This is courageous movie and truly inspiring. This is my favorite movie well taken. I watched it twice