Friday, March 07, 2014

300: Rise of an Empire

300–2: Simply the Spectacle
by Reymundo Salao

While I'd like to call it as "300-2" as a corny joke, “300: Rise of an Empire” was not the “joke” I thought it would be. This is a movie that functions both as a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 movie adaptation of Frank Miller's “300” graphic novel (which is an adaptation of the classic movie "300 Spartans" which depicts the Battle of Thermopylae, which was part of the Second Persian Invasion of Greece. 300: Rise of an Empire centers on the stories of the Greek hero Themistocles, the Persian "god-king" Xerxes, and his female general Artemisia, and how their fates are tested during the Second Persian Invasion of Greece. Once again, we see bloody warriors in slow-mo and surreal sword-battle action with this sequel. (Here we go again. As if we needed to have a sequel to 300...)
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