first of all... GREETINGS TO EVERYONE FROM BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL Well... the most foolish thing one can do is to take this film seriously. Whoever wants to learn history should opt for a library. And I don't care if a flim is accurate or not. I want to see a good film. After all, the film does not claim to be historically precise: Its an adaptation of the homonym Frank Miller comic - Zakk Snider declared that the martial style the Spartans is of his own invention, because it looked "cool". No problem! Spectacle sells the film, and spectacle it offers. Generously. Replicating the same pallet that we meet in the pages of the prototype, 300 is a film that "traps" you optically. The battles are mesmerising, the colours intense, the violence gloryfied. Two things though: First of all, the film speaks English. Only that the Spartans speak with a british accent, and the Persians with an american one. Draw your own conclusions from that. Secondly, and more importanly, the film cannot hide its fascist roots. I am a Greek, but I was very annoyed by the portrayal of the Persians as anthropomorphous beasts, absolute culture-less. Some could argue that the comic was like that too. Maybe so, but comics are one-dimensional by nature. Films should take the power of image with much more responsibility. The Greeks are not so much supporters of Culture but of the Law (with capital L). And the film sees everything from their point of view, like as if it's saying, one culture is better than the other. Make now this small change: Instead of Sparta, place Berlin: English, Russian, Americans are ready to battle with 300 nazis who decide to die in glory... Yestarday I saw Letters From Iwo-Jima. Now there is some real greatness... from a man who even fought at that battle!