Archive for July 27th, 2010

TCP # 7 : 300

I was too busy this morning, right after Mj went to school, I washed the dishes and clean the bathroom. After I finished all the house chores, I went ahead to prepare to go to her proctor at Kumon. So I was not able to write my entry here for Tuesday Couch Potato. I am still busy right now, but since Mj is not yet finish with her worksheet let me post my entry here.

The plot summary of the movie 300:

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300 tells the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Persians under the rule of King Xerxes have already taken over some of the Hellenic city-states, and now threaten Sparta and Athens. King Leonidas of Sparta is left with two options: he will either have to sacrifice himself for the well-being of Sparta or watch it burn to the ground. Choosing the former, Leonidas forms an army of 300 Spartan warriors to block the narrow passage of Thermopylae where Xerxes intends to reach Hellas. The 300 are accompanied by about 700 Thespians who protect the flanks of the passage, and combined, the forces manage to slay tens of thousands of Persians and prevent their entry into Hellas for several days. However, Ephialtes, a reject of the Spartan Army gets his revenge by showing Xerxes a secret goat passage up the flanks of the passage. The story depicts the epic last stand of the finest Spartan soldiers who are aware of their fate, but motivated by “honor and glory”, see the battle as their duty to protect the rest of Greece for as long as possible.