History YMMV / ThreeHundred

26th Oct '17 5:48:52 PM Saveelich
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Complicated again, as the film was made during The War On Terror, which Frank Miller supports, but the original comic was written a decade earlier. This has lead to such a bad MisaimedFandom that a March 2007 press conference saw director Zach Snyder asked by a reporter whether King Leonidas was meant to be George W Bush or Osama bin Laden. Original author Frank Miller claims that his comic to a large degree was inspired by the 1962 film ''The 300 Spartans'', which is often considered to be a metaphor for the Cold War. Whether such a message was intended or not is far from clear.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Complicated again, as the film was made during The War On Terror, which Frank Miller supports, but the original comic was written a decade earlier. This has lead to such a bad MisaimedFandom that a March 2007 press conference saw director Zach Zack Snyder asked by a reporter whether King Leonidas was meant to be George W Bush or Osama bin Laden. Original author Frank Miller claims that his comic to a large degree was inspired by the 1962 film ''The 300 Spartans'', which is often considered to be a metaphor for the Cold War. Whether such a message was intended or not is far from clear.
18th Oct '17 5:15:28 PM ClintEastwood
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* {{Tearjerker}}: The ending. Each man knows that he faces death at the hands of Xerxes, but they absolutely refuse to give in or abandon their king. Moreso the ever-loyal BloodKnight Stelios.
--> '''Stelios:''' My king... it is an honour to have died at your side...
--> '''Leonidas:''' It was an honour to have lived at yours...

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* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker:
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The ending. Each man knows finale: the camera pans across the horizon and shows that he faces death at [[spoiler:the sacrifice of Leonidas and his brave 300 has inspired ''thirty thousand'' Greeks to fight against tyranny]].
** The final scenes of
the hands movie, particularly when Delios says "Should any free soul come across this place, in all of Xerxes, but they absolutely refuse to give in or abandon their king. Moreso the ever-loyal BloodKnight Stelios.
--> '''Stelios:''' My king... it
countless centuries yet to be, may all of our voices whisper to you from the ageless stone: Go tell the Spartans, passerby. That here, by Spartan law, we lie."
** Another scene that deserves mention
is an honour to have died at your side...
--> '''Leonidas:''' It was an honour to have lived at yours...
the one where Leonidas is leaving Queen Gorgo for the last time. As Delios narrates with solemn dignity: "Goodbye my love. He doesn't say it. There's no room for softness, not in Sparta. Only the hard and strong may call themselves Spartans. Only the hard. Only the strong."
** And that tearjerker inspires another tearjerker near the end, when Leonidas, peppered with arrows, the only Spartan left standing as his comrades die around him, raises himself up, and declares his love for Gorgo just before the final rain of arrows fall.
15th Oct '17 7:46:50 PM Kakuzan
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** The movie Spartans get hit by this heavily, with the actions of the real Spartans used to attack them due to ValuesDissonance (killing imperfect children is the work of a devil today, in ancient times it could have been the difference between food stores lasting the winter or running out partway through, among other things) and all of their actions painted in the worst light possible. They even get attacked for being ''all the same race'', while these critics point out that the Persians are composed of many different peoples and nationalities. Apparently it's okay to slaughter innocent villagers and conquer other lands as long as you do it utilizing diversity.

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** The movie Spartans get hit by this heavily, with the actions of the real Spartans used to attack them due to ValuesDissonance (killing imperfect children is the work of a devil today, in ancient times it could have been the difference between food stores lasting the winter or running out partway through, among other things) and all of their actions painted in the worst light possible. They even get attacked for being ''all the same race'', while these critics point out that the Persians are composed of many different peoples and nationalities. Apparently it's okay to slaughter innocent villagers and conquer other lands as long as you do it utilizing diversity.
24th Sep '17 4:07:24 PM nombretomado
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* MemeticBadass: While the Spartans were already commonly regarded by historians as one of the most badass civilizations in all of history, this movie, also making bored high school history students interested in a quaint little city state that they would not even know existed in the first place, exaggerated the idea further that the Spartans were really a race of hypermuscular Supermen who can each kill millions by themselves while wearing only underwear. It's like applying ChuckNorrisFacts to an entire ancient city.

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* MemeticBadass: While the Spartans were already commonly regarded by historians as one of the most badass civilizations in all of history, this movie, also making bored high school history students interested in a quaint little city state that they would not even know existed in the first place, exaggerated the idea further that the Spartans were really a race of hypermuscular Supermen who can each kill millions by themselves while wearing only underwear. It's like applying ChuckNorrisFacts Website/ChuckNorrisFacts to an entire ancient city.
19th Aug '17 1:47:03 AM Forenperser
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* {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}: While the movie is not very historically accurate, most of the time you are able to nod and think, "Ok this didn't happen, but it's relatively realistic." Then suddenly a demonic, obese, executioner with claws for arms shows up to "discipline" Xerxes' generals. And it's never brought up again.
11th Aug '17 2:31:14 PM rjd1922
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* AccidentalAesop: (Taken from AccidentalAesop page) The film adaptation of 300 is often interpreted to glorify secular, westernized countries standing against the religious extremism and intolerance of the Middle East. However, some critics pointed out that in the film, Persia is a massive, wealthy and culturally diverse empire bent on expanding its influence throughout the world, while the Spartans are a small group of dedicated, zealous fighters who are willing to break the rules of war and martyr themselves to resist the invaders. Some viewers interpreted Persia as representing the United States and Spartans representing the terrorists.

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* AccidentalAesop: (Taken from AccidentalAesop page) The film adaptation of 300 ''300'' is often interpreted to glorify secular, westernized countries standing against the religious extremism and intolerance of the Middle East. However, some critics pointed out that in the film, Persia is a massive, wealthy and culturally diverse empire bent on expanding its influence throughout the world, while the Spartans are a small group of dedicated, zealous fighters who are willing to break the rules of war and martyr themselves to resist the invaders. Some viewers interpreted Persia as representing the United States and Spartans representing the terrorists.



* MemeticMolester: Xerxes. The Spartans also suffer from this as well due to all the massive HoYay Fanservice they provide, and the historical fact that spartans tolerated active homosexuality while living in communal barracks.

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* MemeticMolester: Xerxes. The Spartans also suffer from this as well due to all the massive HoYay Fanservice they provide, and the historical fact that spartans Spartans tolerated active homosexuality while living in communal barracks.
27th Jul '17 8:08:28 AM HeyFella
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** It's hard to take many previous works with phrase [[YoureInsane "This is madness!"]] seriously anymore due to the ''300'' film.

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** It's hard to take many previous works with the phrase [[YoureInsane "This is madness!"]] seriously anymore due to the ''300'' film.
21st May '17 2:33:34 PM gjjones
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Most of Tyler Bates's score were derived from other works such as ''Film/Titus'' to the point that Creator/WarnerBros posted a note on future releases that the music was "derived from preexisting compositions not authored by Tyler Bates."

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Most of Tyler Bates's score were derived from other works such as ''Film/Titus'' ''Film/{{Titus}}'', to the point that Creator/WarnerBros not only apologized and resolved their mistake, but they also posted a note on future later releases that the music was "derived from preexisting compositions not authored by Tyler Bates."
21st May '17 2:31:17 PM gjjones
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Most of Tyler Bates's score were derived from other works such as ''Film/Titus'' to the point that Creator/WarnerBros posted a note on future releases that the music was "derived from preexisting compositions not authored by Tyler Bates."
9th Apr '17 10:30:02 AM DaFlabbagasta
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* NightmareFuel:
** The [[TheSpartanWay Agoge]] will be seen as nightmarish to us today, what with ourselves having a more advanced psychological understanding of the [[FreudianExcuse long-term effects]] [[TheSociopath of child abuse]].
** The wall of dead bodies. The {{gross up close up}}s of all the corpses don't help much.
** The Tree of the Dead, which goes on the same premise as the wall.
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