Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes led a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, and 400 Thebans. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw but left with no options he pushed forward. After 3 days of battle all the Greeks were killed. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes that the separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks, was not as heavily guarded as they thought.Written by
In a deleted scene, Ephialtes jumped off a rock to try to kill himself. See more »
(at around 49 mins) The sun sometimes changes position in the sky, most noticeably when the Spartans push the Persians off the cliff. In this shot, they are silhouetted against the sun, which is level with them, but seconds later the distant Persians fire arrows which blot out the sun now high above them. See more »
When the boy was born, like all Spartans, he was inspected.
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The opening Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios logos are made of stone and appear in front of a brown, cloudy sky. See more »
I found this to be such a horrible movie. Even some would be redeeming aspects were spoiled by what I can only view as a brainless macho dumbness that might be cool as seen by a deeply troubled and hopelessly confused teenager.
I will grant that I cannot appreciate the good parts of this movie (that would be the action parts) because I cannot let go of its dumb side. I like lots of brainless action movies. They are fun, and provide rest for my poor tried brains when they need it. But this one I could not swallow.
I also like comics. This is a movie about a comic book, and many have been done before and since that I could live with or even thought were great. Maybe a comic book (and a movie based on a comic book) should exaggerate heroism and that sort of thing, but this is taken so so sooo far out that it's just plain silly, in my opinion.
I just can't swallow it. It is so bad and seemingly pretentious it's ridiculous. This was a flop!
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