'Complete glorification of combat'
Add it all up: Film noir comic-book illustrator + director of music videos, TV commercials and 'Dawn of the Dead' + the most militarized and sexually messed up society in human history = '300.'
... I think I'll take a pass. ... If you're looking for something a bit more intelligent on the subject, check out Valerio Massimo Manfredi's 'Spartan.'
... P.S. -- The PBS documentary 'The Spartans'
was also good.