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300 offers enough romanticised mythos and grandiose spectacle to remind us that some stories improve with each retelling. It's only natural, then, that Hollywood would try its hand at this saga — based on a graphic novel based on a film based on a legend based on an historical event. Inevitable embellishments and mistranslations of such a legacy only enhance the story, however. The film follows the now-mythologised account of the 300 Spartan soldiers who, despite certain death, fought the hundreds of thousands-strong Persian army during the pivotal Battle of Thermopylae. For truly epic entertainment, the only thing to enhance hyperbolic, big-budget recounts is the you-are-there immediacy and indulgence of an IMAX screen. (CB)

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