Movie BriefDirector Zack SnyderProducer Gianni Nunnari Mark Canton Bernie Goldmann Jeffrey SilverBased upon 300 by Frank MillerNovelNarrated by David WenhamMusic by Tyler BatesDistributed by Warner Bros. PicturesRelease Date March 9, 2007 (US)Running Time 117 MinutesCountry United States
Main Theme• Courage – Never be a Coward , even if you die, die with Glory• Leadership – Lead by Example not by words only• Price of Freedom – Some times price of freedom is life, Free nation gave it for their offsprings
300 The Overview• 300 is a 2006 American action film. It is a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae.• Sparta is a city in the southern Peloponnese in Greece, capital of Laconia; pop. 13,000. It was a powerful city-state in the 5th century bc.• The plot revolves around King Leonidas , who leads 300 Spartans into battle against Persian "god- King" Xerxes and his army of more than one million soldiers.• As the battle rages, Queen Gorgo attempts to gain support in Sparta for her husband.• The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier.
• Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the category of historical fantasy.• 300 was released in in the United States on March 9, 2007• The films opening was the 24th largest in box office history• 300 has proved to be a mile stone in the Hollywood industry
Budget of the MovieOriginal Budget was$60 millionTotal Budget of the Movie was$65 millionBox office earnings$456 million
As per the tradition Leonidas was sent for War Trainingin his child hood
Leonidas in the jungle for showing his skill and courageagainst the nature’s furies. He killed the beast and cameto Sparta as a King of Courage
After Return to Sparta , he was honored the crown ofKing
Years later, a Persian messenger arrives at the gates ofSparta, demanding the submission of Sparta to King Xerxes.They Brutally demanded the EARTH & WATER of the Sparta,else they will be destroyed and enslaved
Messenger of the Persian King Threatened the Spartans, if they don’t Submit to King , they will be Destroyed.Spartans will cease to Exist any more
In response to this demand, Leonidas kicks themessenger into a large well. Knowing this willprompt a Persian attack
Leonidas visits the priests whoseblessing he needs before theSpartan council will authorizegoing to war.The priest consult the Oracle(Lord), who denies, that Spartamust not go to war during theirreligious festival Carnea.As Leonidas departs, two agentsof Xerxes appear—one of them,Theron, a Spartan—who bribethe Ephors with concubines andmoney.
Leonidas follows his plananyway, setting out withonly 300 soldiers, whomhe calls his personalguards to avoid needingthe councils permission.On the way toThermopylae, Arcadiansjoin the Spartans.
At Thermopylae theyconstruct a wall to containthe approaching Persians. Asconstruction goes on,Leonidas meets Ephialtes, ahunchbacked Spartan in exileEphialtes asks to join thefight; Ephialtes was notstrong enough: this wouldcompromise the Spartans‘strength
Before the battle, the Persian Captaindemands that the Spartans lay downtheir weapons.Xerxes personally meets withLeonidas, offering him wealth andpower in exchange for his loyalty andsurrender. Leonidas declines, and Xerxes sendshis elite guard, the tough Immortals, toattack.Xerxes then sends a number of strikingweapons at the Spartans, includingblack powder bombs and warelephants, but all of these attacks fail.
On the other side Angered byLeonidass rejection, Ephialtesdefects to the Persians andinforms them of the secretpath.Though reluctant to leave hisbrothers behind, Dilios leaveswith the Arcadians.Queen Gorgo kill him in a fitof anger. Spilling Persian coinsfrom his robe, revealing hisrole as traitor, and the Councilagrees to unite against Persia.
At Thermopylae, the Persiansuse the goat path to attackfrom behind the Spartans.Leonidas seemingly bows insubmission, allowing Soldiersto leap over him and kill thegeneral instead.Leonidas rises and throws hisspear at Xerxes, cutting theKing on the cheek, thusfulfilling an earlier promise to"make the God-King bleed". Xerxes attacks as a massivebombardment of arrows thatkills all the Spartans.Spartans died with honor butdid not surrender to the CruelKing
Concluding his tale, Dilios relateshow the Persian army hassuffered running away, out offear and the heavy casualtiesthey suffered at the hands of amere 300 Spartans.Now, the Persians face 10,000Spartans leading 30,000 freeGreeks.Dilios declares that the Greeksshall be victorious and praisesthe sacrifice of the 300.He then leads the Greeks in acharge against the Persian armyat the Battle of Plataea, thebattle that would end Persiasinvasion of Greece.
Critical Review• This movie has few controversial depiction of ancient Persians.• Since the production of movie used a lot of computer graphics, which shows that movie is computer based and artificial work.• It’s a Violent movie, not suitable for below 18 audience• It’s given a rating of 6 /10 by many critiques but this movie managed to earn Best Dramatic /action movie award in 2006-2007• Historical accuracy has many controversies for showing Spartans as the sole power and Persians as Monsters but still weak
Moral & Messages from 3001. Know your surroundings and choose the battleground that most suits your strengths2. A handful of well trained soldiers can outperform thousand of weak ones3. A few good friends are better than an army of associates.4. Keep your skillset sharp, cause you never know when you might have to defend yourself5. Never Retreat, Never Surrender6. Constantly adapt to your changing situation, its the only way to survive7. Never be satisfied with your past accomplishments, it might just get you kicked down8. Even if you ugly ,misshapen monster, the right networking can get your riches. (Reference to Traitor’s role)