While I enjoyed this movie, I do not share in the mass-hysteria that seemed to follow it's release. I felt that it was visually stunning, the score was beautiful, and the story was intriguing. Some faults I found were that the pace of the movie did seem to drag a bit, as dialogue between fight scenes was a little weak. I loved Gerard Butler as King Leonidas, and would recommend this movie to anyone who had yet to see it.
My personal thoughts on the film were that it seemed to speak to today's generation of young men. We are no longer raised to be tough, embattled men with pride and honor. We are not taught to defend our women and our communities with our whole hearts. In short, what it means to be a man has changed so dramatically over the course of history. It is a shame that we cannot all be like King Leonidas.