I haven't read 300, but everything I've heard form Miller fans tends to indicate that all the crazy, stupid shit in the movie is the result of unrelenting faithfulness to the comic. Naked Spartans, Lord of the Rings war rhinos, flaming arrows, arrowheads designed by four year olds, bizarre lesbian Persians, bad dialogue, the whole thing. "This is madness." "Madness? This is Sparta!" That's some Michael Bay writing right there. I don't think it requires familiarity with history to hate this stuff. skal, I'll definitely check it out.