Just got 300 on DVD. Very disappointing. Why the need to over theatricise what is on its own already a dramatic enough event? The narrator seemed to have a grasp on the historical importance, but I lost track of the real historical facts in a mish-mash of romanesque political intrigue, monsters and masks. Presumably the film is aimed primarily at the US market - is that what punters really want? Or would they prefer films more in the vein of Gladiator and Troy that while not totally accurate, at least do not need to resort to petty theatrics?