Originally Posted by Elisabeth Rappe
It's not meant to be historically accurate. The Spartans didn't go to Thermopylae in leather underwear, either. It's Zack Snyder and Frank Miller's Thermopylae.
Whether the effect is good or bad doesn't really have any connection to the film's accuracy. The point of the list is what we writers think are bad effects, not whether or not those bad effects fought at Thermopylae...
(You might do well to ignore me, I have weird hang ups about ancient Greece)
While it's always great to see a film like ALEXANDER (where Alexander III of Macedon's armor was based on the Alexander Mosaic of Pompeii), I don't mind the uniform look of the leather outfits that Frank Millar came up with. It's very cool stylistically.
RE: Inaccuracy about the tactics and combatants at Thermopylae:
Inserting Rhinos bothers me. Ogres and mutants bother me. That stuff is way more present in Snyder's film than in the book.
All the one on one fighting and face offs really
bother me. Spartans fought as a unit, and except for the 2 minute "cliff push" sequence you don't get that from the film.
Anyway, I think I'll just agree to disagree