There are many ways to entertain oneself. This is probably the best.
I finished God of War 3. I liked it. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say that the kart race at against Zeus was unexpected.
For serious, it's the best one in the series. That's probably because I didn't like the second installment all that much. I got really tired of it and felt that the story was weak at best. This is probably because it had so much to live up to, considering how many times I played the first, a game that was arguably without peer at it's time. GoW2 felt like more of the same (graphics, combat, enemies), and it wore on for far too long.
After beating GoW3, I went and watched some of the Making Of. In it, I learned that Cory Barlog (not Balrog), the director of my least favorite in the series, left this project very early on. (I don't know how I missed that bit of news until now...) All for the better, I suppose! Sure, the third game has the benefit of the PS3 hardware to allow for the largest bosses and best graphics the series has seen. Noted. It's the overall pacing of the game, and the story they decided to tell that makes GoW3 a far more enjoyable game than the last.
Not to mention the small (but significant) changes they made to combat. It just makes more sense now.
I recommend it, but so does everyone. You know it's good, and chances are you've already played it.
So how crazy was that kart race? Right?