Just ... wow.
That was one of the more intense 117 minutes I've ever sat through.
Epic storytelling, told well. Honour. Loyalty. Sacrifice. Courage. What's not to like?
A solid cast of mostly little-known -- or unknown -- actors who took the script and ran with it. In a just world this movie would make careers, and earn accolades by the bucket-load.
Alas, this film was made from a comic book -- excuse me, graphic novel -- and this is Hollywood, where only lip-service is paid to the core tenets of this film, so "300" will be ignored everywhere -- except the box office.
Speaking of lip-service, if you're one of those simple-minded idiots who firmly believe that this film was made about President Bush and the Iraq War -- do some research before you open your worthless pie-holes, if you don't mind.
The movie "300" is a frame-by-frame and line-by-line adaptation of the comic book -- which was first published as a five-issue series by Dark Horse Comics in May of 1998, with the complete graphic novel following in 1999.
Now, anyone who's not a moonbat Leftist, or is in possession of a functioning brain -- but I repeat myself -- should be able to subtract 05/1998 from the date of the start of the Iraq War, or the date of the election of President Bush, and come to certain realizations.
But, we are talking about Leftist moonbats here, so I'll spell it out for them: "300" was written two years before the election of George Bush; three years before the events of 9/11 and the start of the War on Terror; and five years before the March 2003 start of the Iraq War.
For everyone else who wouldn't mind seeing a movie about freedom, liberty and the violent cost of both -- go forth and see this movie. Many times.