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
Gym Jones, who burst into the spotlight for the physical training they provided to the male actors in 300 (2006) were again employed to train the cast for the sequel. They trained the cast before filming began and also throughout filming so that the cast could attain and maintain the physical shape required for their roles. The return of Gym Jones for the sequel was due to their long standing relationship with Zack Snyder who wrote and produced the sequel. See more »
Sparta did not believe in democracy; in fact they hated it. When they conquered Athens they replaced their democracy with an oligarchy of Spartan sympathizers. See more »
It begins as a whisper. A promise. The lightest of breezes dances through the rigging as it creaks above the death cries of 10,000 men. It moves through her hair as gently as a lover's hand. That breeze, that promise, became a wind, a wind that is blown across Greece carrying a message told again and again of our Lady Freedom and how wise she was to charge Leonidas to lay all at her feet. A wind, my brothers, of sacrifice. A wind of freedom. A wind of justice. A wind of vengeance.
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The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos are seen on doors that open up to reveal the mural of Leonides and the 300 Spartans. See more »
Forget the haters, if you enjoyed 300, you will enjoy this movie.
Like many people, I heard all the negative reviews and I put off watching this movie until tonight, 7/26/2015. And I was sucked in to the awesomeness of this sequel, and have no idea why people hated on it.
Questionable front page review gave this a 1/10 review. 1/10? This is one of the worst movies ever? Not by a long shot. Was it over the top? YES. Was it violent? YES. Was it entertaining? ABSOLUTELY.
I think that for some odd reason, some movies become popular to put down (1 out of 10?), however, I watched an entertaining, similar to 300 movie, which makes sense as it was a sequel.
I would dare say, the naval battles, the origin of Xerxes, and the crazy final battle make this exactly equal (or a bit better) than the first. The sea battles are amazing, it must be CGI (because how could they have that many people rowing war boats) but it looked amazing.
In conclusion, if you enjoyed 300, then this sequel holds up! Will watch again.
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