Spartans vs. Persia

Saw “300” tonight. Non-spoiler review: awesome visual design, somewhat cheesy script and dialogue, musical choices were all over the map (and I hate when I notice the use of music; it should flow right along with the story). T’was gory, and suffered from the “indistinct English accent” problem of most historical movies, which might have caused me to notice the cheese more.

Can one spoil a movie based on historical events (though exaggerated to a fantastic level)?

Just in case (after decades of movement conservatives conspiring with radical clerics, I have no trust in our public education), I’ll put my summation of the movie in spoiler-text. Highlight the next paragraph to read it.

It is better to live as a free man, than it is to die a slave. Still, reinforcements would’ve been nice, too.