I just saw it with my brother. Very good visuals. Really like King Leonidas and his wife, Gorgo. Would not take my 9 yr old niece more for the breast shots, the lovemaking scenes between king and queen and the totally gross scenes with the old golds priests and drugged out virgins. Also the harem scene with the traitor and the Xerxes is not for anyone under 12 and not into comics.
Also enjoyed watching the Spartans use the phalanx and how they could hold off a huge invading force by using the geographical features of the land. The actors who trained as Spartans and of course the other soldiers must have trained for hours a day for several months to develop bodies like that and I appreciated all of them. Also the time all the actors must have put in to recreate the action scenes must have been incredible. I highly recommend this film. What I didn't like were the cheesy comicbook still that came with the ending credits. Maybe they are from the comic book but they were not up to the high standard of the rest of the film.
I would love to see what else Gerard Butler and Lena Headey have been in. (King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo).