300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire: Directed by Noam Murro. With Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson. Greek general Themistocles of Athens leads the naval charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
This is a prequel / sidequel / sequel to “300”, but it misses most of the great things of the first movie and doesn’t really add much to the awesome stuff that came from the source material. In this movie, everyone are apparently made of water balloons filled with blood, just waiting for the slightest scratch to explode in a gore fest of blood exploding on the screen.
It’s fun enough, but wasn’t necessary.