Spartans, The Real Story!
A Historically Accurate Review on 300, The Movie (2007)
March 9, 2007
I was sitting
in my office and pondering what should I write specifically for
the Persian Cultural Month?
I came to
the conclusion that the best piece that I can write to educate
the public about the Persian Culture and expose the Hollywood
spoofs at the same time, would be a piece about 300, The Movie!
That is why I am going to tell you the true history of the 300
comes out on March 9, 2007 (today) and I have not seen it yet
(through special previews); however, I have seen the making of
the movie, a program about the movie on the History channel, clips
and trailers of the movie on the net and online writings about
the movie. I have a strong feeling that this will be yet another
Hollywood Bull Shiite Spoof!
Persian, Hollywood spoof based on mythical Greek garbage tales
of ancient Greek historians when 300 Spartans fought an
army of 300,000 Persians and slaughtered a bunch of them
(80,000 Persians) before they died in battle as Greek heroes with
honor, Greek Style!
As a historian,
this movie seems cartoonish and humorous to me!
300, The Hollywood Spoof
This new Hollywood
spoof mixes up the new computer effects and animations to even
make the spoof more appetizing for the children who love play
video games and watch computer animations!
new version is more like a Fantasy! It has Warriors riding on
giant Rhinoceroses, mythical creatures, handsome brave Greek Warriors,
handsome brave Greek King Leonidas and beautiful Queen Gorgo,
Ugly Savage Persians, deranged Persian Immortals with scary masks
and of course Xerxes portrayed as the usual Persian Barbarian
Tyrant! Each Greek Warrior kills tens and hundreds of Persians
before he dies bravely in the battle!
Hydarnes the Immortal Persian Commander
R. King Leonidas the Greek King of Sparta
300 Spartans (1962 version)
Leonidas in battle - 300, The Movie (2007 version)
well equipped and organized Hoplites similar to a sea of armors
Leonidas and his Hoplites, very fierce Greek Warriors
look at the brave Greek Hoplite fighting 4 Rag Head Persian soldiers
(2007 version)! Would someone please tell me why Persian troops
look like Evil Ninjas with Rags on their heads?
Brand new addition of Hollywood Historians
Uber Immortal is some kind of abomination or genetically engineered
human-beast. Uber Immortal is very tall, gigantic, muscular, strong,
beast-like, and in addition he has fangs! Persian Immortal Commanders
often keep him in chains and well tamed, unless in battles, when
they release him to mass slaughter the Greek Hoplites! Over here
the Uber Immortal leashed and bonded before release! Now would
someone please tell me exactly at what point in history, The Persian
Empire experimented with Genetic Engineering to create an Aryan
Master Race of Uber Immortals? Persians are simply portrayed as
and brave Greek Hoplites portrayed by Hollywood Historians!
Check out the Evil mask helmet. Check out the Ninja uniform. Check
out the black rag on his head. This guy looks more like a Japanese
Ninja rather than a Persian Immortal Commander!
Immortal is unleashed, unchained, ungagged and unbonded to swallow
the Greek Hoplites alive! Dear Lordy Lordy Lord! I don't know
which are more asinine, Greek Historians or Hollywood Historians?
Both groups are famous for creating amazing fantasies out of their
rectums! This reminds me of American Ku Klux Klan, Neo Nazis and
Aryan Brotherhood who claim they are White Aryans! These illiterate
morons do not have a shred of racial and anthropological knowledge!
American White Supremacists are of the White "Anglo-Saxon"
race and by no means they are Aryan! On the other hand mostly
Northern Iranians are of the White "Aryan" Race. So
these bozos call themselves Aryans, which are not, yet they call
us Rag Heads whom we are the true white Aryans! These idiots still
assume that we are Arabs! Typical Redneck illiterate Americans!
What do you expect?
here are a group of Real Immortals. As you can see, they do not
wear Ninja uniforms, Scary Japanese masks, white or black rags
on their heads and they do not have fangs! They wear purple uniforms
(official immortal color) and gold head coverings to protect them
from desert sandstorms.
Immortals were the elite units of the Imperial Persian Forces.
As I viewed
the links below, I was truly surprised that unlike the 1962 version,
this time Hollywood did not trash Artemisia (Commander of the
Persian Navy) and portray her as a slut! The reason is that Artemisia
was not even involved in this one! So Zack Snyder (God knows who
the hell he is) directed this spoof. Gerald Butler plays Leonidas,
Lena Heady plays Gorgo and Rodrigo Santoro plays Xerxes.
Spartans, the 1962 version poster
Greek Historians used to create mythical lies about Greco-Persian
Wars but now Hollywood does this task!
I have to
admit the special effects and computer animation is great; however,
this movie will not be remembered for its great acting performances
and neither for any shred of historical value or reality. This
movie is from a long line of fabricated garbage such as Alexander,
300 Spartans (1962 version) and other spoofs which came out of
this is a computer animation, special effect, cockamamie warrior
tale for children and other mindless morons to occupy a few hours
of their time by watching this movie rather than playing video
games, reading comic books or watching Scooby Dooby Doo! Of course
you can also watch it only to have fun and pass time.
But I will
not be surprised if some bozos would actually quote this movie
as a historical document!
the latest Hollywood Spoof to glorify Greeks as fathers of the
Western Civilization and trash Persians as Savage dogs! Another
Hollywood garbage to undermine 8000 years of Iranian history,
the mother civilization of the world! Please review and educate
yourselves to 8000 years of Iranian History.
Years of Iranian History
With the present US-Iran situation, this will be a great propaganda to warn
the world about the threat of the New Persian Shiite Empire (IRI), same as the Old Persian Empire (Achaemenid)!
I will not spend a dime on garbage like this. I will not go see
the movie and I will not even buy or rent it when it comes out
on DVD. I just wait till it comes on Cable Movie channels (Encore
.), thus this film same as Alexander and other
Hollywood spoofs of the past has zero historical credibility and
it is an insult to the Superior and dominating Persian Culture
(in comparison to Greeks) and surely an insult to Iran and Iranians.
spoof started by Frank Miller in San Diego! He was a fan of the
movie 300 Spartans (1962 version), so he grew up to write the
new version. He wrote the graphic novel and comic books on Sin
City, 300 and more. He made the adaptation of the comic books
to the movies. As you can see, the technique, special effects,
computer animation, scenery and imagery, and the filming style
of Sin City and 300 are the same. It is a new style
of graphics and filming. Actually I find it pretty cool and artistic.
It is over dramatization of the story by use of the new technology.
300 is basically
a comic book by Dark Horse Comics written by Frank Miller
about the Battle of Thermopylae as his childhood favorite. So Frank Miller went on to create the new version of the movie
and this guy Zack Snyder directed the spoof. Now the point
is that neither Frank Miller nor Zack Snyder are historians and
non of them worked with anyone worthy who can be considered as
a historian. Together, they created a Hollywood spoof with a lot
of cool special effects for kids and the brain drained to sell
a lot of comic books, graphic novels, DVDs, video games, lunch
boxes, action figures and other toys! However the historical value
of this spoof is zilch! But what about the true history of Thermopylae?
Let us review some real history.
this is the most hilarious episode in the new version of the 300.
L. King Leonidas of Sparta
R. Persian Messenger of Xerxes
Peter Mensah as the Persian Messenger! According to Hollywood
Historians, the messenger was black! It is true that Persian Empire
and Today's Iran consists of many races. Iran is a large country
and we have White Aryans in north, Oriental Turkmen in northeast,
Indians in southeast, Arab Hemites in southwest, Jewish Semites
all around, mixed and dark races in south and central, and even
Blacks in south; however, this does not change the historical
fact that Xerxes' messenger to Leonidas was a white Aryan Persian!
Over here the messenger becomes Black and Leonidas calls him "Persian"!
Black Persian Messenger
C. King Leonidas of Sparta
R. Queen Gorgo of Sparta
kicks the Persian Messenger mercilessly in to the deep well and
in to his demise.
Persian Messenger: In no place in the world is tradition to kill
Leonidas: This is not the world, This is Sparta.
Persian soldiers standing on both sides of the messenger are held
still by the Greek swords to not make a move while Leonidas kills
the messenger. Check out the Square-looking Rags on Persian soldiers'
heads (Hollywood style)!
Mensah as the Persian Messenger falling in the well. Yes he is
Black! Do you recall in Alexander Movie, Oliver Stone transformed
the Persian Princess Roxanna to a black girl? Oliver Stone made
Rosario Dawson (a Black Actress) to play Roxanna (a White Aryan
Persian)! Now Zack Snyder and Frank Miller get Peter Mensah (a
Black Actor) to play the Messenger (a White Aryan Persian)! Don't
you just love history according to Hollyweird?
For more information
Historical Perian women
The Real 300 - The True History
Thermopylae (480 BC) was only one battle amongst the many battles fought during
the Greco-Persian Wars. Persian Empire was the sole super power
in the world. 2/3 of Greek Peninsula were either Khashtaras (States),
protectorates or Allies of the Persian Empire. Also Western Anatolia
(today's west Turkey) which back then were consisting of Greek
City States were all under the reign of Persian Empire. These
Greek City States were also Khashtaras (states) of Iran. Note
that Khashtaras is the English plural for Khashtara meaning state
in ancient Persian.
the Central and South Grecian Peninsula were agitating, sabotaging
and interfering with the affairs of the Greek States under the
reign of the Persian Empire. In other words, they were sabotaging
the internal affairs of the Persian Empire; therefore, the Empire
had to deal with them and use extreme force to teach these agitators
a lesson. So we had Internal Greeks which were citizens of the
Persian Empire and living in Greek States of the Persian Empire
and then we had External Greeks which were independent but scattered
City States outside the boundaries of the Persian Empire, yet
always tried to cause rebellions and riots leading to separatism
amongst the Greek States of the Persian Empire. So these agitators
wanted to separate our Greek States from the main body of Iran.
Greeks of the 5th Century BC were the same as today's External Azeris of External Azerbaijan, Kurds of External
Kurdistan, Turkmen of External Turkmenistan, Arabs outside Khuzestan, and Baluchis outside Baluchistan whom
are actively trying to separate our above states from the main
body of Iran. These people had to be dealt with severely.
claim that Xerxes had burned down Athens and then in later years
Alexandra De Grape had returned the favor and burned down Persepolis
(one of Persian Empire's Capitals)! This is absolute falsification
of history, because the External Greeks started it all by burning down Sardis, capital of Lydia Khashtara
(state) of Persia. Lydia is the present Western Anatolia in Turkey.
So Greeks started it all by burning down Sardis and Xerxes only
returned the favor by burning down Athens (more power to
him) and lastly Alexandra De Grape (Alexander The Great), in later
years burned down Persepolis. As you see, we were only
defending our Empire against the True Barbarians, Greeks!
Of course Western and Greek Historians falsify the whole history
and twist and turn and then mold the history into their desired
Thermopylae (480 BC) was only one battle amongst the many battles
fought during the Greco-Persian Wars. An alliance of Greek City
States fought the Persian Imperial Army at the pass of Thermopylae
in central Greece. Greeks were low in numbers and put up a good
fight but by no means they were mythical as the Greek Historians
expanded these myths!
Spartans blocked the Thermopylae Pass so the Imperial Persian
Army could not pass. On the thrid day Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks
revealing a mountain path which led behind the Greek lines. This
act caused the elimination of the Greek army; however, King Leonidas
and his 300 Spartans and 700 Thespian volunteers
stayed behind to protect the pass. They knew it was a suicide
mission but they held their position and secured the retreat of
the remaining Greek force retreating the battlegrounds. Both Persians
and Greeks had losses. Persians succeeded in taking the pass.
The fierce resistance of Leonidas and Spartans bought Athens and
other Greek States time to prepare for a naval battle, which would
change the outcome of the war. Later on the Greek victory in the
Battle of Salamis in addition with Sea Storm had caused
the loss of many Persian navy vessels. Weather was surely against
the Persian Fleet.
Shah (Xerxes) decided to go back to Asia, so he left Commander
Marduniyeh (Mardonius) in charge of the European Army. Mardonius faced Greeks (Spartans and other City States) in battle for one
last time. The Spartans and other Greeks assembled at full strength
and defeated the Persians in the Battle of Plataea. So overall
Persians had won some and lost some battles but they taught the
Greek agitators a lesson to stay off of Persian Territory and
stop agitating the Greek States of Iran. Persian Empire maintained
keeping all her states and caused damage to External Greek Agitators.
played by David Farrar in 1962 version of 300 Spartans directed
by Rudolph Mate. At least in the 1962 version, Xerxes looked realistic
and his clothes also looked realistic.
Emperor Xerxes (David Farrar) and Grand Admiral Artemisia (Anne
Wakefield) during celebration, chats and flirtations in 300 Spartans
(1962 version). Even though Commander in Chief of the Persian
Navy (back then at Battle of Salamis, only a Navy Commander),
the mighty Artemisia was portrayed as a slut, yet at least both
Artemisia and Xerxes looked human and their costumes were pretty
take a look at the 2007 version of Xerxes! Get a load o this!
(Rodrigo Santoro) fully naked only wearing a speedo thong, boots
and a cape! Xerxes has chains hanging all over his head, chest
and body (representing his tyrannical and sadistic nature). Xerxes
also has multiple piercing, needles, clips, ear rings, nose rings
and chains hanging all over his face! By the way, when did Xerxes
talking to Leonidas
Xerxes looks like a Gothic Hun from Attila's Hordes of Cannibals!
They even gave Xerxes long and sharp black nails to make him look
more like a beast. From where on earth did they dragged out this
costume? Out of their rectums?
Doesn't Xerxes looks like a Barbarian Gypsy in S&M costume?
Tell me what's most "Out There"? Wild Tales by Greek
Historians or Off Shoot Tales by Hollywood Historians? These Persian
costumes are so historically inaccurate and strange enough to
make spinach grows on your privates!
Real Carving of Xerxes
R. Real Portrait of Xerxes
on horse top
Now this is the true Xerxes. Do you see any ear rings, nose rings,
tit rings, genital rings, piercing, needles, chains, leash, and
leather speedo thong?!
heavy casualties but so did Greeks, and by no means the Greco-Persian
Wars were such great victory for Greeks. Greeks managed to remain
independent of Persian Empire, yet still as a number of separated
and scattered city-states irrelevant in global politics of the
Greek Historians and now Hollywood portrays these wars
as Great Victories for Greek Brave Warriors and great defeats
for Evil Ugly Persian Tyrants!
become Fathers of Democracy and Western Civilization but Persians
become Evil Eastern Barbarian Tyrants!
was that Persian Empire was the first "Federal Empire"
in the world. Federalism Achaemenid Style was very primitive,
yet the very first Federal Government in the globe. Internal affairs
of the Persian Empire were conducted democratically and we had
a federal system of government with all due respect to all Khashtaras
(states) to control their own internal affairs. Persian States
had absolute internal autonomy during the Achaemenid Empire. We
invented the meaning of civilization and presented it to the world.
8000 years of Iranian civilization is the mother civilization
of the globe.
Who were the Barbarians and who were
was ran so prosperously, which 2/3 of the Greek city-states in
Anatolia (present Turkey) and Grecian Peninsula preferred to join
the Empire as either states or protectorates. Economically, socially,
politically and militaristically it was only logical and for their
benefit to join the powerful Persian Empire rather than remain
as a few scattered Greek city-states fighting amongst themselves.
That was what the Greeks done for centuries: fighting amongst
themselves and remaining as weak city-states! So 2/3 of the Greek
city-states decided to change their fate. I do not call this action
treason but I call it visionary and logical. Unlike Herodot, I
do not call the people of these city-states "Puppets"
but I call them valuable and equal citizens of the Persian
Empire. Aristotle used to call Persians "Barbarians",
but the reality was that the remainder 1/3 of the Independent Greeks were small and inferior elements in comparison to the
sophisticated and superior Persians and Persian Empire which ruled
portrays Xerxes as an egotistic tyrant, Persians as beasts and
savage dogs! So in a way Hollywood and the West, demonizes the
Persians and the Achaemenid Persian Empire in the same way that
they are demonizing today's Persians and Iran.
Greeks - Hollywood Style
Theron and the civilized Greek councilmen
Beast Savage Xerxes - Hollywood Style
Barbaric animal-like Xerxes is screaming like a wounded wolf!
As I have
mentioned, this is all fine and dandy, until some illiterate bozos
actually quote spoofs like this as the Real History!
Greek Historians' Lies and Hollywood
and in ancient times, Greek Historians used to create mythical
lies about Greco-Persian Wars but now Hollywood has taken over
this task! Hollywood even does a better job falsifying the history,
thanks to the new technology!
of Leonidas at Thermopylae, by Jacques-Louis David (1814)
Leonidas (Richard Eagan) 1962
Leonidas (Gerald Butler) 2007
Historians' Exaggerated Lies
that basically in the complete Greco-Persian Wars:
Numbers were about
Total of over 27,000
And of course,
Military Numbers were about
Imperial Infantry 1,700,000
Imperial Cavalry 80,000
Imperial Navy 517,610
Arabs, Africans, Indians and Pakis 20,000
Greek "Puppets" 324,000
Total of over 2,700,000
Notice how over 25 thousand brave Greeks fought over 2.5 million
ugly Persians plus their puppet Greek traitor allies plus
their African and Asian Allies! Poor Greeks took over the World,
many died as heroes but they managed to save Democracy, Civilization,
Humanity and Greece!
Herodot calls 2/3 of Greeks participated with Persians, as "Puppets"
and some places "Traitors"; however, the reality
was that 2/3 of Greeks were either officially citizens of Persian
States and Persian Empire, Persian Protectorates or Persian Allies!
In fact those 1/3 Greeks were the agitators to cause separatism
and interfere with the internal affairs of the Persian Empire!
and particularly Greek Historians such as Herodot (Herodotus),
Thucydides, Ctesias, Plutarch, Ephorus, and Diodorus claim
many lies. Greatest Master Liar of them all was Herodot.
Maps: Persian Achaemenid Empire - Part 3
Trireme Navy Vessel
Stages of Thermopylae
Greek Historians claim that at the "final stages" of
Thermopylae (480 BC), 300 Spartans battled 30, 000 Persians which
were a part of the larger force of 300,000 total Persians. In
total and during all stages of the battle, these 300 Spartans
along with rest of the Greek forces (700 Thespians + 1,000 Others
= Total of 1,700) battled 300,000 Persians and killed 20,000 Persians
(2 / 3 of the original Persian fighting force unit) before all
300 Spartans died gloriously as brave Greek Warriors! So it was
300 Spartans versus 300,000 Persians!
Greek Historians claim that at Thermopylae "in total"
there were between 200,000 to 300,000 Persians who fought about
5,000 Greeks. Persian casualties were 80,000 while Greek casualties
were 2,400 total!
Greek Historians claim that at Marathon (Darius' Era) on 490 BC,
over 6,400 Persians died for the loss of approximately 192 Greeks-Athenians!
Greek Historians claim that at Salamis over 1,210 Persian ships
faced about 368 Greek ships. Persians lost 200 ships while Greeks
lost only 40 ships! Persian casualties were 50,000 while Greeks
had 500 Dead and 5,000 wounded!
Greek Historians claim that at Plataea over 100,000 Persians died
while there were only between 159 (Herodotus) to 10,000 (Diodorus)
In total Greek Historians claim that in Greco-Persian Wars, over
27,000 Greeks faced over 2,700,000 Persians and managed to mass
slaughter over 230,000 Persians while suffering just about 13,000
Question for the Thinking Minds?
please tell me if all the above are Greek Fantasies and Greek
Mythology or are they Ancient History? Does the above makes sense
Queen La-reine Gorgo (Anna Synodinou)
R. King Leonidas (Richard Egan)
in 1962 version of 300 Spartans
Commander Artemisia (Anne Wakefield)
R. Emperor Xerxes (David Farrar)
in 1962 version of 300 Spartans
Artemisia and Xerxes during celebration, chats and flirtations
in 300 Spartans (1962 version). Of course back then (Battle of
Salamis) Artemisia was only a navy commander. Later on she became
Grand Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Persian Navy. No matter
how biased and Anti Persian, Hollywood falsified the history on
the 1962 version, but at least the costumes were pretty much realistic;
however, the 2007 version is simply "Out There"! It
is an over exaggeration of the whole history, Hollyweird style!
Gorgo (Lena Heady) looks very sexy and appetizing!
were very good with sitting around the Grecian Peninsula, at the
daytime philosophizing, creating "Out There" amazing
heroic stories, Greek Mythology, war fantasies, and at the nighttime
having Anal Sex! But when the Greeks were philosophizing, creating
"out there" tales out of their rectums and butt banging
each other, us "The Persians" were busy attending to
"Reality" and creating the "Global Civilization"!
And that my friends is the difference between Greek Philosophy
and Persian Philosophy!
This is Real
This is Garbage:
Crap ala Carte:
Spartans (Original Movie) 1962 version - IMDB
Movie - 2006 version - IMDB
- Official Site by Warner Brothers
300 - Apple Trailers
Grand Admiral Artemisia The First of Halicarnassius
R. Shahanshah Xerxes The First of Achaemenid
Realistic and historically accurate portrait. The original design
(not this version) was primarily put on Internet by myself.
hold your breath and count seconds for the movie to come out cause
it will be another disappointment and Anti Iranian bias Hollywood
spoof. At last allow me to find proper words describing this movie
in one sentence:
The Movie is the greatest cockamamie, Bull Shiite, Hero Worship,
Falsification of History Hollywood Spoof made so far in the 21st
True History be prevailed
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