Historical war epic 300 has been criticised as an attack on Iranian culture by government figures.
"American cultural officials thought they could get mental satisfaction by plundering Iran's historic past and insulting this civilization," he said.
"Following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Hollywood and cultural authorities in the US initiated studies to figure out how to attack Iranian culture.
"Certainly, the recent movie is a product of such studies."
This is an amazing case of paranoia; I'll bet half the people going to the movie don't even know that Persia and Iran are the same place, and probably don't know where it is located.
It's just a movie, people; just because it has some basis in history doesn't mean anyone is condemning a particular culture, though Persia was quite a bully, just like any large empire at that period in history. Everyone at that time was a barbarian.
I am getting real tired of people getting their panties in a bunch any time someone implies that said people's culture was not perfect. Iran has a lot more pressing problems than whether someone thinks that their 2000 year old ancestors were jerks. And looking at the country recently, they don't really have a real lot to brag about in the present.
Just my opinion.