R | | Action, Fantasy
18 November 2007 | bob the moo
Visceral, violent and visually stunning to the point where the lack of much else doesn't really matter
In the year 480 BC, King Xerxes of Persia set in motion his enormous slave empire to crush the small group of ...
Leonidas' final words to Ephialtes, "may you live forever," in addition to being an insult against the hunchback's desire to be a Spartan (whose greatest glory is to die in the battlefield and to whom longevity is undesirable), is also an allusion ... ...
When the boy was born, like all Spartans, he was inspected.
During the battle scenes, the blood never appears on the ground. In one scene, the blood hits the ground and disappears; in many it vanishes in the air. In another, the droplets fall and stick out of the ground like arrows. This is a stylistic choice to reflect the 'graphic novel' origins of the film.
The opening Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios logos are made of stone and appear in front of a brown, cloudy sky.
$70,885,301 (USA) (9 March 2007)
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