What a dissapointment this fillum is.
It is based on a comic book retelling of this story and the whole look and feel of the film right down to its awful script slavishly following the original.
The battle scenes are dumb, implausible ballets of cg slo-mo gore, the cardboard-thin, pretty-boy characters look more like a large boy-band than an army. God there were times when I wanted the Orcs, (sorry 'Persians') to win.
Zack Snyder you owe me two hours of my life.
History naturally was thrown out of the window for this retelling of the tale which wouldn't be so bad if the result weren't such damnable tosh.