quinta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2010

King Leonidas - 300

Marca - Neca
Tamanho - 12"
King Leonidas is a character based upon the real-life king of Sparta (circa 520-480BC) who led a small army, commonly known as the 300 Spartans, against the overwhelming numbers of the Persian Empire, and their leader Xerxes, at the Battle of Thermopylae. He was most recently portrayed in 300.
Leonidas's name meant "lion-like" and he was one of three sons of King Anaxandridas II. He became one of two Spartan kings, occupying the throne at the same time in a tense but civil arrangement.
In 480 BC King Xerxes of Persia lead a massive army against the notoriously fractious city-states of Greece. In part it was to avenge his father, the great Darius, whose stinging defeat at Marathon, some ten years earlier, had saved the free world. In part Xerxes wanted to attain one of his father's goals, an even larger Persian empire.
300 is a 2007 American action film adapted from a graphic novel of the same name by Frank Miller, a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. It was filmed mostly with a super-imposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book.
King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) leads 300 Spartans into battle against Persian "God-King" Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his army of more than one million soldiers. As the battle rages, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios (David Wenham). Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy.
300 was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters in the United States on March 9, 2007, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and HD DVD on July 31, 2007. The film's opening was the 24th largest in box office history, although critics were divided over its look and style. Some acclaimed it as an original achievement, while others criticized it for favoring visuals over characterization and its controversial depiction of the ancient Persians.

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