Weapon And Combat Details Fans Noticed In Swords And Sandals Movies

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From Greeks and Romans, Spartans and Trojans, and gods and legends, swords and sandals movies always deliver some serious action. There's a lot more going on during these epic battles and acts of heroism than you may have noticed, however. If you look closely, as many fans online have done, there are all kinds of amazing weapon and combat details. For example, in the award-winning hit Gladiator, Maximus adds a new emblem to his breastplate after every one of his Colosseum fights. In the gritty and genre-defining 300, the Spartans do a rather clever thing while they recuperate by using the Persians' arrows as firewood. There are even some behind-the-scenes details! While filming Troy, Eric Bana and Brad Pitt vowed to pay each other a small fee for every accidental hit they made on the other while practicing. Read on to see who paid out the most.

Check out this list of weapon and combat details fans spotted in swords and sandals movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


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    13 VOTES

    Young Leonidas Fights A Wolf Like He Will The Persians In '300'

    From Redditor u/Rixae:

    In 300, when young Leonidas is squaring off against a wolf during his initiation, he positions himself inside a narrow path- foreshadowing him positioning his troops in the Hot Gates during the Battle of Thermopylae.

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    31 VOTES

    Spartans Use Persian Arrows As Firewood In '300'

    From Redditor u/Rixae:

    In 300, we can see the Spartans have used the arrows the Persians shot at them to build fires.

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    29 VOTES

    Maximus Commands Silent Respect From His Army In 'Gladiator'

    From Redditor u/viper2369:

    In Gladiator, the first appearance in the Colosseum, Maximus asks 'any of you ever served in the army?' To which one of the men responds 'I served with you at Vindobona.' This guy knew him all along and never said anything. Showing how much his men respected him.

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    29 VOTES

    Maximus Adds To His Breastplate After Every Fight In 'Gladiator'

    From Redditor u/comrade_batman:

    In Gladiator, with every Colosseum fight, Maximus adds a figure to his breastplate.

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    25 VOTES

    The Fate Of Maximus's Pet Wolf In 'Gladiator'

    From Redditor u/TheMilwaukeeProtocol:

    During the first battle scene in Gladiator, Maximus had a beloved pet wolf (Wolf of Rome) fighting at his side. According to the script, the wolf was later to be killed in a tent, but Ridley Scott decided that would be too depressing for audiences so the wolf's fate is left unmentioned.

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    24 VOTES

    A Greek Soldier Takes A Tumble While Charging In 'Troy'

    From Redditor u/JavArc13:

    In Troy (2004), a Greek soldier falls down during the charge at the battle outside the walls of Troy.