Sometimes there are movies that escaped me along the way. A film that, for whatever reason, I never caught in the theater or on Blu-ray / DVD. One such ridiculous example of my oversight is Zack Snyder's adaptation of Frank Miller's 300. I've always wanted to see it and heard how great it was. The fact that it was based on a graphic novel by the same genius who wrote The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One makes the whole situation more unacceptable. To make matters even worse for myself, I did the unthinkable. I watched 300: Rise of an Empire before seeing the original.