The original movie that inspired Frank Miller's comic book and film, "300" stands up well today.
The emphasis of the story was on Spartan battle tactics and the heroism of 300 soldiers who fought valiantly against overwhelming odds.
Richard Egan played a cool, dedicated King Leonidas who sacrificed himself and his men to slow down the Persian hordes. "There was no retreat. There was no surrender."
The "Battle Of Thermopylae" was exciting to watch as a realistic moment of actual history. The only knock against the movie was that the battle scenes should have been bigger than they were.
Today, it might be classified as a docudrama. Three stars.