Thursday, May 19, 2016

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Director: Noam Murro

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.

Was there even a story here? It really just looked like a bunch of fighting to me. This movie was not made to tell a good story. It was to make more from the people that loved the first movie. You just get more of what people loved from the first movie: fighting scenes that are slowed down to see every detail. They did that so much in this movie that it seemed like the movie was four hours long. I thought it was never going to go off.

This entire movie was shot in front a green screen or some other color. The whole movie was created on a computer. Now, that does not mean that it is a bad movie. It is just full of special effects, and that is most of the movie. And the one part of the movie that did not add up was the villain. I know it is just a movie, but in that period of time, a woman would not be leading an army. It just would not happen, so it just threw me off.

It is still a good movie. It is just filled with some of the most amazing scenes that could be created for movies. There are wonderful action and fighting scenes in the movie. It is worth watching once, but unless you are a huge fan of these movies, then you just may want to watch it only once. Enjoy.

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Trailer

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