Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.
2 hours of superb cinematography, great acting and a brilliant story which will no doubt impress anyone who watches this film. Gerard Butler impressed me in the lead role of King Leonidas. A great pleasure to watch. Wonderful film making by Director Zack Snyder. Absolutely stunning.