Sunday, March 11, 2007

This is Spartaaaah...

First off, Xerxes wasn't a 7-foot tall latino transvestite who talks like a Goa'uld. Also the Spartans wore body armor (real chestplates, not just awesome abs) and had man-lovers like other Greeks back then.

But the film (and the graphic novel it's based on) isn't claiming authenticity, just badass fight scenes. What's cool is that it feels like the vision of someone who dropped acid while reading a poetic description of the last stand at Thermopylae; thus the mutated priests and giant elephants and rhinos.

1 comment:

Ben-Ariel said...

Di ko pa rin napapanood!