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    i can not wait to see this.....can not wait.....hate going to movie theaters though....
     
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    Looks like I'm not the only one figuring it worthwhile:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070311/film_nm/boxoffice_dc

     
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    Steal it on the internet.
     
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    Just got back from seeing this...very bloody indeed but I loved the movie!

    Best line:

    "We have been sharing our culture with you all morning"
     
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    LOL! If one is familiar with Herodotus, will it be good? I'm still trying to figure out the 'comic book' take.
     
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    Actually, they take a lot from Herodotus. The "comic book" take comes from the graphics (I would think) and some of the interpretation/portrayals of the characters.

    What fascinated me was the fighting styles (amateur military historian here) such as the use of the phalanx under ideal conditions, the wedge formation, etc.
     
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    You've basically convinced me.
     
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    All the best quotes are in the movie as well. In fact, two of the more famous ones are mottoes for Greek army units. The well publicized one seen in the movie clip ("So much the better, we shall fight in the shade" attributed to Dienekes) is the motto of a Greek armor division.

    If you do go see it, be sure to watch for the employment of the Greek phalanx in both the defensive and offensive postures. It is demonstrated early on in the attack.

    If blood and guts bother you, you should know that there is plenty of graphic "amputations" (arms, legs, heads...you name it). There is also some nudity and a few "intimate" scenes too.
     
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    I can deal with nudity/sex, it's violence. I'm good at closing my eyes though!
     

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