The bf and I just came back from watching a movie, 300: Rise of an Empire last night – many thanks to Geoffrey and Golden Village for the invitation with awesome seats at Vivocity GVmax!(:
300: Rise of an Empire (M18)
300: Rise of an Empire – Official Trailer 1 [HD]
300: Rise of an Empire Synopsis:
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield – on the sea – as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
This movie stars Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles, newcomer Eva Green as Artemisia, Game of Throne’s Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, Rodrigo Santoro as god-king Xerxes.
Movie Review (Slight Spoilers)
If you enjoyed 300 back in 2006, then I think you’ll like this movie (though I have to say that I enjoyed the original 300 more but this movie is alright too). And also, it’s also recommended that you watch that first before watching this one to better understand the full story.
Also if you were wondering – the events of both these movies happen around the same time though this movie does show the events that take place before the original 300 ie, the Battle of Marathon, how Xerxes was born as the “God-King” and Artemisia’s life before her transformation into King Darius naval commander and such and of course, the current and the sequel after that. It’s pretty interesting but don’t worry – there’s really more action rather than story telling.
I would say that this extremely action packed movie mainly revolves around several themes – VIOLENCE, GORE, FIGHTING and loads and loads of BLOOD! This is coupled with some nudity, rape, ‘sex’ scenes (yes, you see boobs at least twice in the movie including Eva Green’s – so I’m pretty surprised that this is an M18 instead of R21 movie), numerous scenes of really hot guys with washboard abs and 6/8 pecs (did they recruit all these guys from the gym?!) aka testosterone fueled scenes and of course, war scenes in the sea.
In general, 300: Rise of an Empire is basically a “fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Salamis” as quoted from Wikipedia but with quite a number of historical inaccuracies. Seriously though, you’re really there for the orgy of blood, carnage and bad-ass Eva Green. She’s awesome in the movie!
Also assuming that there’s going to be another movie in the making — this is definitely not the end.
By the way, I watched the movie in 2D at Vivocity GVmax with Dolby® Atmos™ surround sound system and I would highly recommend you do the same for the best experience!
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