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17 May 2007

This Is Sparta Theme Makes Anything Epic

Ever since the madness was unleashed, the Spartans invaded the Internets. Yeah. 300, the film that broke box office records in 2007. Not the 1962 version made with the cooperation of the Greek government. First, the official website was launched by Warner Bros in December 2005. The "conceptual art" and Zack Snyder's production blog were the initial attractions of the site. Later, the website added video journals describing production details, including comic-to-screen shots and the creatures of 300.

The word spread very quickly. Even months before the release, millions of people knew about the Spartan King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fight to the last man against Persian King Xerxes and his army of over one million soldiers. Check out the number of views for the first trailer (2,778,451) and the second trailer (2,238,651)! Soon you couldn't see a single site without an image or comment related to the film. Ytmnd even made an interesting retro version of 300 - 8-bit NES style!

What's more, the soundtrack composed by Tyler Bates not only has given rise to some controversy in the film composer community due to its striking similarity to several other recent soundtracks (see "Copyright Issues" on Wikipedia page for more information), but also conquered everyone's heart. Most importantly, the song used in the trailers of the movie, Nine Inch Nails's Just Like You Imagined (absent from the soundtrack), adds epicness to almost anything. Take a look at these videos after the jump.

[ Warning: Videos contain violence, fun... etc, etc. Prepare for glory! ]

Footage of a real fight

South Park spoof

Star Wars spoof

Halo 3 spoof

World of Warcraft spoof

Perhaps it's King Leonidas' charisma

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