First, let’s move in and seize the bull by the horns following this remarkable SYNOPSIS:
The movie is based largely on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes.
Here the continuing saga is recounted in the grand style of mesmerizing visual splendor, dogging closely to the immensely successful 2007 blockbuster “300″.
This new rebirth relocates the action from sordid land to the men-swallowing stormy seas.
The Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) endeavors to unite all of Greece by leading the legion 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 Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Themistokles’ troops may not be real soldiers.
But this untrained bunch of farmers, poets and sculptors they will fight tooth-and-nail to protect their land.
This sequel is a dedication saluting their bravado.
Israeli director Noam Murro does an excellent job of helming the franchise established so vividly by Zach Snyder.
With the slaughters shot in slow motion gloriously demonstrating the gushes of blood, magnificent 3-D effects, homoerotic undercurrents, these are dressings of an actioner that promises something on the platter for everyone and will not fail to enthrall the audience.
The complexity of depicting a story this time from land to water is admirably harnessed.
The navy battles will surely blow your mind away.
These scenes are nothing short of breathtaking.
For non-stop butchery and for fans of gladiator epics, this one’s a good choice.