Archive for October 12th, 2006

King Leonidas’ role in history should not be overlooked. In 480BC he single handedly inspired his 300 Spartan soldiers (and about 1400 other greek soldiers) to hold back an overwhelming army of persian soldiers (reports have the size of the army anywhere from 200,000 to 5,283,220) while the Greek city states rallied their troops to meet the Persian forces. This brave act is explained in way better detail on the Wikipedia page on the Battle of Thermopylae.

This amazing historical moment has numerous books written about it, but most specifically Frank Miller’s awesome graphic novel, 300. Now the graphic novel is being adapted into a movie… and I honestly think this is one of the worst traliers I’ve ever seen. You know how you can see a trailer and know the acting will be bad… yeah… this is one of those trailers.

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