A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, November 19, 2006


In 480BC, in the mountain pass of Thermopylae, Xerxes, emperor of Persia, with his 800,000 invaders, offered to spare the lives of Leonidas and his few hundred Spartans, if only they would lay down their arms. Instead, Leonidas told Xerxes to come and take them. Molon Labe.



Blogger catfish said...

Looks entertaining. Hope they don't screw up the story like Hollywood seems to do with everything else.

If you haven't read Stephen Pressfield's GATES OF FIRE, then you're missing out on one of the best works of historical fiction I've ever read.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't go see this expecting an accurate depiction of the events that transpired, as the movie is an adaptation of a comic book (and I'm sure certain artistic liberties are there). Still, should be a very entertaining movie.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Zendo Deb said...

This is based on the Frank Miller comic book... not a historical text. But then the best history from that time is not entirely accurate.

Still, Frank Miller (Sin City) tells a damn good story.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Hyunchback said...

"The thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun."

Every time I watch this trailer (lost count how many that is) I don't see a soldier of Xerxes saying those words.

I see Osama bin Laden (pig feces be upon him).

The battle the Spartans and their Greek allies fought long ago goes on again, today.

The thousand nations of the Persian (Iranian) empire do descend upon us. Their arrows did blot out the sun (9/11).

"This is where we fight! This is where they die!"

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Cali said...

Graduates of the school for overacting! :-)

3:54 PM  

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