The title of the movie and probably the number of negative reviews it will receive. I still want to see it.
My favorite blurb is from NY Times' critic A.O. Scott, "300 is about as violent as Apocalypto and twice as stupid. " I read his whole review and while it probably is an accurate assessment it hardly matters to me if the film is excessively violent or sophomoric. It's from a comic book by Frank Miller not Herodotus. As the NY Post reviewer states in his 2 out of 4 star rating. "Its philosophical underpinnings are not freedom and courage but Itchy and Scratchy. "
I am hoping that I feel more like Richard Roeper after seeing it. "It is excessively, cheerfully violent -- and it is gorgeous to behold. It looks like the world's most sophisticated and expensive video game, and I mean that in a good way. "
I am off to go eat and catch some of the Iowa game. Later I get to help judge a high school debate tonight.