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
To kill the 6 hours spent in the make-up chair every morning, Rodrigo Santoro would read the histories of Herodotus. He said it helped him to get in character. See more »
(at around 19 mins) Extra wearing what appears to be white tennis shoes as she prepares food(?) when Queen Gorgo and Themistocles first meet. She's an older lady with her skirt gathered in one hand at the back wall. See more »
[about Xerxes Messenger Visiting Sparta]
No terms were reached. Xerxes' messenger was... Well, he was rude and he lacked respect. He didn't understand the same threats made in Thebes and Athens would not work here. This is the birthplace of the world's greatest warriors. Men whose king would stand and fight and die for any one of them. Xerxes' messenger... did not understand this is no typical Greek city-state. This is Sparta.
It was clear to the messenger there'd be no Spartan submission?
It was ...
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The Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures logos are seen on doors that open up to reveal the mural of Leonidas and the 300 Spartans. See more »
The Indian theatrical release was cut in order to obtain an A (adults only) rating. The sex scene was trimmed. See more »
Everything I said about the first film also applies to this one. Essentially, it's more of the same. A visually striking epic CGI spectacle in comic-book style, whose story is both the prologue and the epilogue to the first film. Besides the really powerful visual aspect and excellent choreography of action scenes, this film has not much to offer. The cast is weaker than in the original, except for the fantastic Eva Green.
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