The battle of Thermopylae was one of the greatest last stands the world has ever seen. I was a curious history and war student, so I had read about the war before I saw the movie 300, directed by Zack Snyder.
Zack is a visual genius as he creates this surreal atmosphere in his films, it felt totally brand new and the rush of adrenaline in the Spartan warriors got me excited too. War has many faces, I guess bravery is the first one which is followed by either victory or death; either way, it ends in glory.
The idea seems so absurd that only 300 Spartan soldiers stood against an army of 150,000 Persians for three days. Zack Snyder treated every frame brilliantly.
The performances by Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, and Michael Fassbender were iconic. The character of king Leonidas was so charismatic that it taught the audience a thing or two about bravery.
The action scenes from the movie were bloody yet fantastic. I love sword battle scenes, but 300 brought something unprecedented in terms of battle sequences. The dialogs were remarkable and will be rememberd for a long time.
300 is influence like no other, power of belief, a dedication of patriotism. The rich Greek history presented itself in all its might. Sometimes I watch this movie again to experience the thrill of it. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do.