Here's an article about called "That Film's Real Message? It could be: buy a ticket" http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/movies/05spartans.html?ex=1330750800&en=7f60c960eae026e7&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
I noticed that, some of it was very Connery-esque.rabid_hamster said:gerry butler who played Leonidas had a couple of Sean Connery moments in the film. Hope he did them on purpose cause it seems the americans liked his accent
AS OPPOSED TO
all the complaints about the strange irish accent of Colin Farrell's Alexander had and his mum Angelina Jolie's italian accent
I don't want to worry you CJ but the film critic in the Telegraph referred to it as the most homoerotic, yet homophobic film he had seen. However I am glad you enjoyed it...Chief_Joseph said:It's the most un-apollegetically guy film I've ever seen. I highly recommend it.
Well at face value it could be perceived as perpetuating old stereotypes abut Middle Easterners. In this case the swarthy, demonic, barbarian hordes from the East on one side and the brave, free Spartans on the other!Axeman said:I took my boy to watch it on saturday night, the first thing he said when we got out of the cinema was " when's the sequel" Ah the youth of today. Still it is a really good bloke film. Battling, gore and a couple of nice tit shots.
No idea why the Iranians are getting heated up so much about this film, they won after all.
But surely the 'win' was an extremely short-lived one? The film suggested that the killing of the King allowed the rest of the Blue Oyster Club (led by the Welsh Spartan with one eye) to gang together and go and bash up the remaining Persians; or did they?Axeman said:No idea why the Iranians are getting heated up so much about this film, they won after all.