It's disappointing on many level. On the one hand, you have perhaps the greatest war story ever told. You also have an incredible cast featuring many accomplished actors and well-known faces. And yet I was fidgeting throughout most of the movie.
The movie, ironically enough, has rekindled, if only briefly, my interest in Greek literature. About 4 years ago I went on a Greek spree. I read Iliad and then Odyssey (the Fagles translation in each case). Then I re-read Sophocles' three Theban plays and read the Oresteia. I bought Fitzgerald's translation of Virgil's Aeneid but failed to make the transition to Latin. But now I want to re-read the Homer, which was such a joy to read the first time.