“Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, “300” is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.”
300 is one of those movies I go see on a Saturday afternoon when Barb is out of town. I was reminded of scenes (plus look-and-feel) from Gladiator and Lord of the Rings. I think the movie will be showing for years in gay porn theaters and –for the next 20 months– the White House screening room (“Show it again! Show it again!”)
As for geopolitical symbolism… is “W” Xerxes or King Leonidas? I have no idea.