300 is a movie for dummies. i have things to support this idea. first of all this movie is based on a very vandal orientalism : defining the eastern people wild, "not civilized" , " ugly" where in contrast western people are " smart, brave, beautiful , civilized" . this is a very very primitive kind of bringing an history phenomenon to cinema. first of all, this movie is not a "cinema film" . its is lollipop for dummies( and western kind of fascists) whom waiting things to their brain with a syringe. not needing to think, not needing to evaluate the given facts, not even thinking the manipulations of history. this movie is a very stupid manipulation of history. showing Persian ( and all eastern - religious - ) people ugly, not smart etc. thanks to Edward Said to show these kind of western type manipulations of history. Spartans are the first fascists of the history of the world. very vandal race and power selection of human being? isn't this a pure racism? isn't this a pure fascism. director ( i don't care his name because his name should be put near Spielberg with more stupidness very near to neo-cons and bush fanaticism) tried to bring this historical thing to this time with a very very fascist approach. special effects make this film for dummies also. pure cinema does not need to use such a big deal of special effects either. i heard that in Berlin film festival, this film is applauded minutes and minutes. this is very frustrating. i expect the festival people should be more smarter, more understanding of cinema. but very frustrating. this movie is such a garbage and people can applause this kind of pure racism and such kind of bad ( very bad ) movie. Susan Sontag very near to her death wrote that cinema is dead after such big directors like Godard, paradjanov,tarkovsky, Bergman, syberberg etc. he has right. cinema nowadays is a very stupid tool of propaganda. and this film is at the highest hills of this stupidness, this heartlessness, this " foreign antagonism ", this " low quality art " etc. nothings to tell more. just i protest the people giving 10 points to such a garbage.