Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Jackie Earle Haley,
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes led a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, and 400 Thebans. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw but left with no options he pushed forward. After 3 days of battle all the Greeks were killed. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes that the separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks, was not as heavily guarded as they thought.Written by
It's oddly fitting that Leonidas fights and kills a wolf as his rite of passage. The name of the legendary lawgiver of Sparta was named Lycurgus, meaning "the one who keeps the wolves away". See more »
Dialog contains many apparent anachronisms such as "Hell" and "August," but we are hearing a "translation" of what they "really" said. See more »
When the boy was born, like all Spartans, he was inspected.
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The opening Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios logos are made of stone and appear in front of a brown, cloudy sky. See more »
Xerxes and his hordes were brilliantly exotic, but endless scenes of people having their limbs chopped off should be attractive only t the juvenile game-player.
Inconsistency always gets my back up. Leonidas explains to the hunch back how he can't fight because Spartans win by standing in the shield-wall then we see everyone running about completely unprotected so we can have slo-mo limb-lopping.
Spartans are stern and tough, but when Captain whoever's son is killed he bursts into tears. The mighty hordes of Xerxes have a mighty lot of arrows, but only shoot them once, for effect.
No sorry, it was bollox ... it only gets 3/10 for the visuals.
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