300 (2007)

Not too bad as rock-'em sock-'em color and noise - despite the whizz-bangery, it's old-fashioned sword-and-sandle biffo, pure and simple. Georges Melies would have been proud of this movie. Gerard Butler has low-key but effective gravitas and charisma. Plus the comic value of all those widescreen group framings of chippendale Spartans can't be overstated.

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