Stephen Day wrote:
Yeah, if you're looking for historical accuracy, you shouldn't see either of the two 300 movies. From what I've read, Greek hoplite battles didn't resemble the CGI leaping and charging that this film showed.
I'm not really talking about the stylistic concerns; I mean, they also didn't speak English with a British accent, and Artemesia was in no way a white woman.
I'm really talking about the decision to transform one of the rare heroic warrior women of history into a villain. She was strong enough to command marines. Smart enough to be victorious. And she was a queen in her own land. It's like the writers couldn't figure out a way to portray a genuinely powerful woman without making her a bad guy.
Yes, they took a ton of liberties with the history to tell an action tale. This particular liberty, however, was just another stereotype about strong females being the "enemy."