Well I was excited about this movie, I loved learning about the Persian wars in High School Ancient History, but then I read this at imdb
It annoys me when they change history just for hollywood, but I can see where they are coming from though. I'll probably see this when it comes out on DVD.The movie never claims to be historically correct. It is based somewhat loosely on Frank Miller's 1998 comic book mini-series. Changes from history were made by Miller and Snyder so as to appeal to a wider audience and create a more exciting and visually stunning action movie, rather than a typical historical epic.