‘300: Rise of an Empire’ Review

'300: Rise of an Empire' Review

Warner Bros.

Cassidy Flechaus, Staffer

The movie sequel “300: Rise of an Empire” premiered March 7th, 2014. The movie starring Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton did a fantastic job in recreating the battles fought between the Athenians and the Persians.

The movie does a wonderful job relating the battles back to actual historic facts. Director Noam Murro did a great job recreating the battle scenes and recalling the correct battles and victors of each.
Stars Eva Green and Lena Heady did such an amazing job showing women power! Both played their parts convincingly and led their men into battle with great strength and a little bit of craziness. These women sure know how to inspire the feminist in me. Sullivan Stapleton also brought some male dominance to the set. Stapleton played the part of Themistocles in which he led the Athenians to victories, his strong, deep voice added something magical and inspiring the speeches he gave.

The battle scenes however, seemed to be a little too animated and not so realistic. Both movies (“300” and “300: Rise of an Empire”) were disappointing due to the fact that they seemed to Hollywood. We moviegoers don’t want to see animated blood; we see these war movies for the realistic aspects of war. For those who do appreciate gore, I encourage going to see the movie in 3D.

The action-filled war movie lived up to my standards with each and every scene. I do not recommend this movie for children due to some inappropriate language and unnecessary nudity. However, I was inspired with the awesome speeches from Themistocles and Artemisia. I will definitely be copying quotes from the speeches into future pregame preaches.

The movie did end with a twist. The final scene will give you chills and leave you wanting more; I was left hanging onto my seat by the cliffhanger. Hopefully this will be fulfilled with the trilogy.