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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. Written by
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When the young Artemisia is training, the last two close-ups of her face reveal plenty of freckles. In an earlier close-up, there were none. See more »
You are king because of me! Now sit back on your throne and rule with the safety I provide you.
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I don't understand why Zack Snyder didn't direct this sequel. How can someone who has never directed an action sequence before and just one feature film be entrusted with such a massive project. I believe that would already be a recipe for disaster, however in reality Snyder was "supervising" the entire production.
In an attempt to live up to it's predecessor 300:Rise of An Empire is action-packed, presents impressive visuals and is very bloody. In fact there is more action, more blood, and more nudity than in the original 300. As for the story there really isn't much to chew on. A naval commander, Themistocles is trying to reunite Greece.
The Australian actor cast as Themistocles in my opinion was a very bad choice, and comes nowhere close to what Gerard Butler did as King Leonidas in 300. He just doesn't bring that rugged heroic presence on screen as is expected. Interestingly I read somewhere that director Noam Murro insisted it would be Sullivan Stapleton who played this character, claiming he was "the one". Eva Green on the other hand is terrific at interpreting the villain Artemisia.
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