300 – Rise of An Empire Does Not Reach The Heights of the Original


Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles

Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles

300-Rise of the Empire was an highly anticipated sequel to the first 300 film. Like most sequels, the actual film fell short of expectations. However, there are enough epic battle scenes, shirtless warrior hunks and visual effects to rate it a good enough popcorn movie.

The story was not compelling and even though there are great moments in the film, it is what lies between the moments that did not weave together well.   Acting kudos goes to Sullivan Stapleton who played Themistocles and Eva Green as Artemisia who gave strong performances and had electric chemistry when they were both on screen.  Rodrigo Santoro portrayed a more masculine and compelling Xerxes then in the first film.

Watching it in 3D gave it some visual excitement so I recommend watching it the movie that way.

If you decide to watch the film, do not expect anything great, just some good old fun movie watching…with popcorn.

300-rise-of-an-empire

Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes

Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s