Ultimately the film takes a moral stance, Herodotean in nature:  there is a difference, an unapologetic difference between free citizens who fight for eleutheria and imperial subjects who give obeisance. ~Victor Davis Hanson

So it sounds as if 300 will be worth watching, but an obvious question remains: why would Hanson et al. endorse a film that derides “imperial subjects who give obeisance”?  Do they like seeing themselves ridiculed on screen?