Friday, August 29, 2014
300: Rise of an Empire by Noam Murro, 2014 (R)
with Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green (Dark Shadows, Penny Dreadful, Perfect Sense - The Last Word), Lena Headey (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The man with rain in his shoes, Game of Thrones, 300), Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro (I Love You Phillip Morris, Love Actually, 300), Callan Mulvey, Andrew Tiernan, David Wenham, Jack O'Connell, Andrew Pleavin
Sequel of 300
Rodrigo Santoro is back leading the Persian forces in their invasion of Greece as mortal-turned-god Xerxes. Determined to thwart him is Greek general Themistokles, who takes to the sea in his quest to unite his country.
The first one had the effect of surprise in terms of style (yes, Sin City came first, but this one was in color, and pretty cool with its own aesthetic and slow motion). This one is darker at the image of pretty much every role of Eva Green, which turned out to be the only interesting thing about the sequel, but also for somebody who has seen a lot of what she does, another more of the same... So, I guess this is not a very interesting movie. And another one where Lena Headey is symbolic... By the way, now that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For came out, it would be interesting to see where they innovated too.