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I look forward to this, 300 was a right laugh, Oh no, who would of thought Spartan warriors 2500 years ago might be nationalist or a bit xenophobic....?

It's not like it's being accurate to history mate, it's being twisted explicitly to tell that story with that meaning.

Stories of protecting the city on the hill from the evil hordes at the gates exist in a lot of media, particularly scifi and videogames, since 9/11 because it's a reaction against imperial decline. I imagine the Vietnam era had a lot of reactionaries hitting the same cultural beats, with all the implicit xenophobia.

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I never said it wasn't a long term phenomenon, I'm just saying we're right in a middle of a period where it's very prominent. Enders Game is getting a film adaptation, etc.

Yeah but so what? It's a movie about people slashing other people. Fuck shoehorning in the reading of political metaphors or whatever bullshit. It happens far too much.

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I thought this was garbage & I really liked the original. Most of it is just a lazy retread of things you've seen done better in 300. Overall though its quite boring with non-"characters" who can't live up to Leonidas & company, it's certainly not a patch on the original except for one very important caveat - Eva Green is absolutely sensational in this, and as per usual she gets her almighty warlocks out. What would have been a 2/10 movie is increased to 4/10 on account of just how awesome she is.

I also want those badboys in my mouth!
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I thought this was garbage & I really liked the original. Most of it is just a lazy retread of things you've seen done better in 300. Overall though its quite boring with non-"characters" who can't live up to Leonidas & company, it's certainly not a patch on the original except for one very important caveat - Eva Green is absolutely sensational in this, and as per usual she gets her almighty warlocks out. What would have been a 2/10 movie is increased to 4/10 on account of just how awesome she is.

I also want those badboys in my mouth!

Agreed. Except that Eva Green was also shit in it, in her defense she had a poorly thought out character but she also had all the menace of bunny rabbit. All in all she looked like a slightly angsty goth not the ruthless warrior the director would have imagined her to be.

This is a bang on 1/10 movie, a waste of time. A rubbish sex scene and a few tits might make it worthwhile for the teenage boys out there but just jack off to porn and save yourself the entrance fee.

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It would have been better without all the callbacks. Triremes, tits and thrusting are all there, but it feels like Thermistocles is just a side story to the original film. In real life he was pretty badass as a politician and tactician, so they could have made more of that really.

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It would have been better without all the callbacks. Triremes, tits and thrusting are all there, but it feels like Thermistocles is just a side story to the original film. In real life he was pretty badass as a politician and tactician, so they could have made more of that really.

he also ended up defecting to the Persians...

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