300: Rise of an Empire
Actors: Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back, Gangster Squad)
Eva Green (Casino Royale, Kingdom of Heaven)
Lena Headey (300, The Purge)
Hans Matheson (Sherlock Holmes, Clash of the Titans)
Director: Noam Murro
Greek general Themistokles leads the Greek Navy against Xerxes and invading Persian Forces.
First off this movie should be rated M for Man. With non-stop action and a testosterone filled fight scenes, this movie tries to continue on the name of the original 300 film. That being said, as a prequel, companion film, and sequel all in one, it’s nearly the same movie as 300 but in a different setting. Stapleton as Themistokles is a good lead for this movie, but just isn’t Gerard Butler. Eva Green does a great job playing the villain and goes over the top trying to prove she is not to messed with. With all the 3D blood and war scenes it is almost too much to take in and dizzying because it keeps slowing down and speeding up, and the overuse of CGI takes away realism from the film.
Director Noam Murro just can’t seem to get the scenes to flow together or get the camera to hold still. Being that it is his 3rd time being the head director, this may have been too much for him to take on.
This movie is great for 17-29 year old men and has some great test testosterone filled moments.
I give it 5 out of 10 popcorns.
Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language
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Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for a his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.