Thursday, 27 March 2014

300: Rise Of An Empire

300: Rise Of An Empire

Saw this flick a few days ago.

It's told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300" (2007)

But this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistocles ( Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

This film pits Themistocles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

My verdict- it didn't quite reach the heady heights of the original '300' and Sullivan Stapleton is no Gerard Butler- in the original flick ( this is Sparta!! Prepare to dine in Hell!! ) but props for Eva Green's acting ( it was immense ) and the skilful weaving of the storyline such that it incorporated that of the original '300'

My famous line- Themistocles: "Better to die standing than live on your knees!!"

You'd not need to think too much in this film. Just get your popcorn and watch gore, splattered blood in slow motion and insane fight scenes if that ish catches your fancy


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