Last night, I saw the movie '300'.
'300' is the story of 300 Spartan warriors who are sent out, with their king to hold off a massive army that is massing to attack Sparta. This is an army likely in the millions, compared to only 300 Spartan warriors. They are obviously vastly outnumbered and likely to die, but they go out to defend their country anyway. Why only 300 soldiers? Because apparently there was a lot of political arguing over whether or not the enemy was going to attack them. The king believed they were, but the politicians didn't. Since the king couldn't get approval to send the entire army, he secretly collects a small group of 300 warriors to go off and hold off the enemy until the politicians can decide on whether or not to send the rest of the army.
Now these 300 soldiers are not just any soldiers. They are Spartans - the best soldiers in the world. This small group of 300 Spartans is able to hold off an army of thousands for a long period of time.
I have to say I was surprised by this movie. I was expecting a typical 'gladiator style' blood and guts type movie. While it did have it's share of blood and guts, it wasn't as graphic as I expected. The movie had a very stylized look to it. All the fight scenes tended to have almost a 'comic-bookish' feel to them. They were violent, but not in the typical way. It's kind of hard to describe, but the movie kind of reminds me of the 'Sin City' style of movie. This is not surprising, since this is another comic book inspired movie, like Sin City was.
All in all, I have to say, the movie was quite good and I enjoyed it. Definately worth catching if you have the time.