I saw The 300 today, which I link to not because I expect you to visit the site but because this is apparently the sort of thing one does in a blog. I didn’t care for it. It’s possible that I’m more forgiving of historical reinterpretations when they come in more flexible comic book or animation forms; this one felt actively dishonest as a movie. It also might have been the utterly one-dimensionality of the characters that threw me, although the movie certainly was beautiful.
Historical reinterpretation is most frustrating to me when the real history is just as, if not more, interesting. I know that sounds a little pretentious, and I’m cool with that.