Originally I wasn't sure if I wanted to watch a gory, action-packed war-type movie. However my DH convinced me to go since he said it would be kind of like a Greek mythology type movie and that it was kind of like the Lord of the Ring battle type scenes.
When the movie started, I didn't want it to ever end!! It was such a great story, though sad. Without giving it away, basically the story is about 300 Spartans who went to war to defend their country. There were only 300 of them since there was some kind of Greek holiday that forbade any type of fighting during this time period, but the King decided that it must be done in order to prevent the Persians from invading their country.
I was in awe of the principles that these Spartans had, in spite of the adversaries that they faced. It was gory, some real but some implied.
And the bodies on these actors!! I was convinced that many of these actors had their bodies CGed (computer generated) as they ALL had very defined muscular arms and legs, broad shoulders and 6-pack abs -- even the older guys. However, my DH said that he remembered reading an article about how all the actors had to go through some rigorous body-building training before they filmed and that they had to also go on those insane diets that body-builders go through just prior to competition.
So, ladies, even if you're not a big action fan, it's worth it to see all these beautiful-bodied men wearing nothing but sandals, speedo-like bottoms and a cape!! But honestly, it's a great movie!