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Meet the Spartans
It didn't need to be explained, a monkey could understand it. Repetitiveness was the only word that comes to mind when watching this.
King Leonidas knocks a messenger in the hole, then his two men. Okay, not funny, but at least it's over After the credits seem to be over, deleted scenes are shown simply to make the movie more than 70 minutes.
During the deleted scenes, Dane Cook, George W. Bush, Tom Cruise, and Ellen Degeneres are also knocked in the hole. The joke is done 10 times over.
The two extremely untalented writers of this mess want to include every movie possible, and mention every celebrity they can, and include any show they can cram in. There are 3 instances of celebrity panels judging the Spartans in this, and it's not like it was a running joke either. It was just lack of ideas. Much of the celebrity humor was just the celebrities pointing out their character traits.The Spartans - Part 1 of 3 (Ancient Greece Documentary) - Timeline
Paris Hilton, who is in a few scenes, but ultimately disappears with no point, talks about her jail time. Brittany Spears acts crazy. Lindsey Lohan gets out of rehab.
Tyra Banks shows her cellulite. And every other celebrity that is made fun of, has the exact same role. Also, there is a joke in poor taste.
- Leonidas I
When Leonidas is going to be killed by a talking penguin, it says, "Say hi to Anna Nicole Smith for me. References to TV were thrown around, usually making no sense and totally pointless. Ugly Betty is the oracle.
According to Herodotus, "the Spartans sent the men with Leonidas on ahead so that the rest of the allies would see them and march with no fear of defeat, instead of medizing like the others if they learned that the Spartans were delaying. After completing their festival, the Carneiathey left their garrison at Sparta and marched in full force towards Thermopylae. The rest of the allies planned to do likewise, for the Olympiad coincided with these events.
They accordingly sent their advance guard, not expecting the war at Thermopylae to be decided so quickly. Statue of Spartan king Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae.
Whatever the reason Sparta's own contribution was just Spartiates accompanied by their attendants and probably perioikoi auxiliariesthe total force assembled for the defense of the pass of Thermopylae came to something between four and seven thousand Greeks. They faced a Persian army who had invaded from the north of Greece under Xerxes I. Herodotus stated that this army consisted of over two million men; modern scholars consider this to be an exaggeration and give estimates ranging from 70, toFinally, on the fifth day the Persians attacked.
Leonidas and the Greeks repulsed the Persians' frontal attacks for the fifth and sixth days, killing roughly 10, of the enemy troops.
The Persian elite unit known to the Greeks as " the Immortals " was held back, and two of Xerxes' brothers Abrocomes and Hyperanthes died in battle. The Thespians stayed entirely of their own will, declaring that they would not abandon Leonidas and his followers.
Their leader was Demophilusson of Diadromes, and as Herodotus writes, "Hence they lived with the Spartans and died with them. The King would have thought it wise to preserve those Greek troops for future battles against the Persians, but he knew that the Spartans could never abandon their post on the battlefield.
The soldiers who stayed behind were to protect their escape against the Persian cavalry.
Leonidas I - Wikipedia
Herodotus himself believed that Leonidas gave the order because he perceived the allies to be disheartened and unwilling to encounter the danger to which his own mind was made up. He therefore chose to dismiss all troops except the Thebans, Thespians and helots and save the glory for the Spartans. When Leonidas was killed, the Spartans retrieved his body after driving back the Persians four times. Herodotus says that Xerxes' orders were to have Leonidas' head cut off and put on a stake and his body crucified.
This was considered sacrilegious. Leonidas was the name of an Epic poem written by Richard Gloverwhich originally appeared in