We watched the movie "300" tonight....Very artsy - I liked the lighting and other moody filming effects----the gore was extensive but also artistically done. What struck me as funny though was that "Xerxes" reminded me of "Ra" from the 1994 Stargate movie. His deep resonant voice and eyeliner was very reminiscent! And naturally they didn't portray anything like the "real" Xerxes. The other thing that I enjoyed about the movie were the hard abs of the "Spartans"---evidentally the cast really did work out to build up their fighting physiques-there was supposedly no CGI used on "enhancement" UMMMM,...not so sure I believe that one. Also it was a bit odd that the "Spartans" in the movie went to battle practically naked.