If you are easily impressed by beautiful landscapes, wonderful camera-work and editing and powerful acting then go see this. If you would look at the script, it would probably look like another movie that has nothing more to offer then idealistic visions of how life should be. The slow motion action is what really delivers. Kudos to Zack Snyder,who came from nowhere and has,already from Dawn of the Dead,proved that he is a brilliant and capable director. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. 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.
Now, on to the politics, 300 has it's own politics, but it was also based on a comic book written back in 1998. This Great War that united the Greeks was barely touched on. I could write something about the plot or the actors's outstanding performances especially Gerard Butler's. I had chills and goosebumps virtually the entire film. I will not over analyze the Movie because its just not Worth the effort. Basically, the whole thing is just one epic fighting scene after another. Ignore the naysayers and enjoy.
People like to view in the political way. We rather F our mothers than surrender. I can't understand why Zack Snyder didn't direct this sequel, and how someone who has never directed an action sequence before and just one feature film can be entrusted with a production of this magnitude. They either love it with passion calling it an epic movie of the 21th century, or hate it even more and throw it off like a piece of garbage consisting of mindless action and silly cliche phrases. The true heart of the first 300 was the brilliant fighting scenes and the simple principle: - You want to change how we live? We rather F our mothers than surrender. Both sides do some flexing before getting down to the fighting.
We have to have this bullshit democracy and F up Everything because we have our freedoms. We got examples from Alexander and Kingdom of Heaven. Don't people watch movies anymore to escape from the daily grind of life? The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. The story of the first movie was simple and straight forward, yet jam packed with wit and beautiful details. But I could imagine why other people did. Hail for 300,the Evolution of Epic Battles! But from an objective point of view it's still lacking in this department, so it should be noted.
After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. Oh dear god this is bad. Now that's fine and all, but does that all make of the film? The point is to make the comic book come to life. We will surely see more of him in the upcoming years. It could have been beautiful and filled with the promise of something both hilarious and invigorating if the scene it referred to had not been so vulgar. But how can you make a new movie,for the audience to like,without recycling old material? Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, and 400 Thebans. Synopsis After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states.
I know I'm not as well spoken as many who have posted here. But the way the director went about it only cheapened the experience. The action is the key. Rise of an empire, what empire? This movie is destined to be at least in the top 100. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
Everything from the strong acting to the wondrous visuals to the war-shouts of the soldiers was just so stunning. It could have been beautiful and filled with the promise of something both hilarious and invigorating if the scene it referred to had not been so vulgar. Typical Hollywood sell out of a creative original idea. Rise of an Empire is a joke compared to the original and a huge let down for anybody who appreciates good or even visually appealing movies. Is it hard to tell Persians and Arabs and Blacks apart? What is more important, to portray a fictional setting for the sake of giving people a mind blowing visual experience or to amuse and amaze them with clever plot twists and intelligent dialogs? First lets analyze what exactly this film is made of. But always remember that this is a movie that is based on a graphic novel and is by no means a faithful depiction of what really happened in Thermopylae in 480 B.
The whole thing appears to be some sort of visual love poem to the human body. Most of the acting was mediocre and couldn't quite compensate for the weaknesses in the story. The story of the first movie was simple and straight forward, yet jam packed with wit and beautiful details. I'm a 26 yr old female who generally doesn't watch violent films. On the other hand the plot and dialogs are of the most simplistic and quite frankly dumb kind.