Iran Doesn’t Like ‘300’ Movie, Bans Film


Iran has banned the new film 300, siting the portrayal of the 2,500-year-old Battle of Thermopylae is “cultural and psychological warfare” against the country. 

Government spokesman Gholam-Hussein Elham is calling Zack Snyder’s movie insulting to Iranians.

Already a small group of parliament members have prodded Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki as well as Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hussein Saffar-Harandi to seek other Muslim countries to ban the “anti-Iranian” movie.

300 depicts the ancient Battle of Thermopylae where Spartan King Leonidas led only 300 men to fight off an attack of the massive Persian army.

The movie shows the Persians as being ruthless & constantly outsmarted by the Greeks. 

I’m going to leave this one up to you.  What do you think about this new development?

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6 Comments on “Iran Doesn’t Like ‘300’ Movie, Bans Film

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  2. What’s shown in the movie is what actually happened in Greece around 458 BC. What is there to take offense? You can’t change history, so why fret about it?

    Banning the film does not change the truth!

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  4. Isn’t that the whole world got used to by now ? everyone else the yanks are the greatest thing to happen on earth! all the glorious deeds are done by a hapless underdog or some superhero from USA, or the fantastic US army. everything is rosy, and there’s a happy ending for USA. Hollywood is in USA so naturally, things will be colored in favor of the USA!

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