This movie is just bad ass. I love it. Please watch it.
This movie is so violent but does it in such an incredibly smart and artful style that makes this film an event in itself. 300 makes The Matrix look old.
The plot is very simple: the Spartan king Leonidas leads 300 men to fend off the oncoming Persians. This is an adaptation of Frank Miller’s work, which in itself is a fictionalized account of the fabled Battle of Thermopylae, a battle where a Spartan army of 300 men fended off against 10,000 Persian warriors. That’s all you need to know really, as the film takes liberty at reinterpreting most of the story’s elements and characters.
That having been said, I am incredibly impressed by this film. It is visually gorgeous and the soundtrack is amazing. The fight scenes? Unlike any I’ve seen before. (And I watch way too many action films.) Seriously.
While I can’t criticize any of the film’s historical points since I’m not an authority on Greek history, it helps a lot to bear in mind that this film is fiction. That should lessen the baggage (if any) you bring to the film because quite honestly, missing it will be such a waste.