A trailer for Zack Snyder‘s 300 used to be on this AICN page, but it appears to have been taken down. (I don’t know what happened.) I know the film is based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name — kind of a Sin City take on the Battle of Thermopylae. Impressively stylish (or do I really mean stylishly impressive?), but also over the top. People like me are always looking for ground-level echoes while graphic-novel guys are always looking for “whoa!” and “awesome!” More’s the pity since the story — how 300 Spartans held back tens of thousands of attacking Persians in order to give their countrymen time to prepare themselves against invasion — has real relevance to today’s events. Just as Kingdom of Heaven worked as an allegory about the current tensions in the Middle East, 300 reflects on some level the struggle between the Persians (i.e., Iranians) and the west, which has been raging off and on for over 2500 years. (Thanks to Rich Swank for the heads-up.)