As cheezy as it is, Zack Snyder's style especially in 300 is one of my biggest influences as a visual filmmaker. I love how he uses filters and coloring. I think, at the time 300 was super original in it's very golden-ish mythic look. I am also nuts about slo-mo lately. Dave Chappelle was absolutely right when he said, "Everything looks better in slow motion". Loved how that was incorporated in the video that Phil posted as well.
...on a random note, check out this blog for some crazy graphic design stuff that I love: http://bumbumbum.me/
...I also post a bunch of music and video material @ shiftyrhythms.com
cheggit out if you like.