"300: Rise of an Empire," the companion movie to the original "300" was released in the US on Friday, March 7. Reviews for the movie have been far from positive. The original "300" was hailed for its cutting-edge visual style of a graphic novel brought to life. Most reviewers point to the historical inaccuracy of the film and seem to be missing the point. The source material for this movie was Frank Miller’s graphic novel. Fan boys/girls turning up to see this film aren’t there for a history lesson. They’re plopping down 10 dollars to see the obvious: barely dressed men in skirts, blood, gore, and severed limbs splashing on to the screen. Whoever goes see this film know exactly what he/she is getting into.
The film stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Strike Back”) as Themistokles; Eva Green (“Casino Royale”) as Artemisia; Callan Mylvey (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Aesyklos; Jack O’Connell (“Skins”) as Calisto; Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) as Queen Gorgo; and Rodrigo Santoro (“Love Actually) as Xerxes.