Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Iran denounces US movie version of Battle of Thermopylae

************Spoiler Alert For Those Who Know Jack Shit About History****************

Guys, it's just a movie. Trust me, all our movies that are "based on true events" are bullshit. Besides, we don't like you guys right now, a movie about happy Iranians isn't going to do well at the box office. You're not going to, like, declare a jihad on our entertainment are you? Trust me, you don't want to go down that route with Americans. We take our television very seriously here. Knock some buildings down, alright, after about three or four years we kind of forget about that but fuck with our television, you're going down.

A Hollywood blockbuster film, depicting the 480BC Battle of Thermopylae between the Persian army and a band of Greeks, has been condemned by Iran.

Better shut it down, those people who always chant "Death to America" during their public outings are getting upset.

The film's distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday the movie 300 sold an estimated $US70 million worth of tickets in its first three days, setting a new record for a March release.

There might be a connection here.

Iranians are offended at the way their ancestors are portrayed in the film, inspired by the tale of 300 Spartans under King Leonidas who held out at Thermopylae against a Persian invasion led by Xerxes in 480BC. It depicts the huge Persian army as ruthless and repeatedly outsmarted by the Greeks who are only defeated in the end by treachery.

You don't like our movies? Well, I don't like the way you want to kill my nations' people.

Tehran is embroiled in a standoff with Western nations over its nuclear programme, and film fans to see the movie as a Western effort to vilify their nation through history.

If we wanted to do that, we wouldn't have to go back to fucking 480 BC.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iran is always denouncing the U.S.
what the fuck is new about that!

March 15, 2007 7:45 AM  

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