Unfortunately, the stylish novelty seen in the first 300 film had worn out its welcome by the time this installment came along. Themistocles felt like an empty lead hero, practically generic in a way, failing to resonate any sort of rooting interest. Eva Green’s wicked Artemisia was mildly more interesting but couldn’t do much to save the movie and to be honest the full wasn’t much fun to watch online.Also some of the more interesting elements were the back stories to Xerxes and Artemisia, but all in all a rather dull outing.
There are many who seem not to like for stylish spectacle for its own sake, so those of us who found much to enjoy in 300:Rise of an Empire should let them have their smug tantrums about how much they were offended and cursed by the experience of having to watch this film. For myself, I rather enjoy films of extreme style wedded with mastery of technique and the film that i can free download. Forgetting the story-line, which is what you’d expect, an alternative universe history based on vaguely recognizable facts , we can relish the cool , dark, damp
Stars : Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey
Is it a 300 prequel, sequel, or set concurrently with the events of 300? Yes. It somehow manages to be all of the above, and manages to come up with a story that leads up to the events of the original and sorta what happens afterwards as well as creating a storyline of what was happening at the same time somewhere else. It's also always fun when original actors return in cameos to reprise their roles to give further character backstory especially the "this is madness!" guy who manages to get a quick story arc.
User 2 Review:
After regretting not going to watch the first one at cinema I couldn't miss the opportunity to watch this one and i'm so glad I did, The action starts straight away and never really slows down, I was suprised how many of the original cast were in it, The battle scenes were great the effects were fantastic apart from the blood effects were a little OTT and a sex scene that was like they both decided to rape each other, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version, Not as good as the first but still a great action film that will be loved by all action fans.