I’ll be going to see 300: Rise of an Empire tonight, but before I do, why don’t we all sit back and enjoy Cinema Sins’ take on the original 300. Though I think they miss the mark a few times here.
The narrator seemed to have a really hard time with spacial awareness in 300. Was it really that confusing? I understood it all perfectly, but the guy just kept mentioning it. Not their best effort, and it was 10 minutes long! Still, anyone else going to Rise of an Empire tonight? I’m hoping it’s at least marginally as good as 300.
For Honest Trailers‘ 50th video, they have decided to do the classic historical drama, 300! They still won’t do my suggestion of Space Jam, though. So everybody reading this should go to the comments section on this 300 video and tell them to do an Honest Trailer for Space Jam! Let’s make it happen, people!
Back when Zack Snyder was making movies I actually liked. Also, I think the world is definitely ready for Space Jam 2 to Lebron James.
I don’t know about you, but I keep getting less and less interested in 300: Rise of an Empire – which, for some reason, isn’t called 300 2, like it should be.
What was up with the Black Sabbath song suddenly cutting into the middle of the trailer? That didn’t work at all. I kinda hope somebody got fired for that suggestion.
Behold the second trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire!
I’ve gotta be honest…I’m pretty lukewarm about this trailer. I loved 300 with a deafening passion, and watch it still frequently today. The stylized action and violence was epic, and it made me think Zack Snyder would do great on Man of Steel (boy, was I wrong). But this sequel just looks weaker, like it’s just a cheap knock-off of 300 – which it very well could be. I’m not entirely sure what’s happening in that trailer, whereas 300 had a very clear purpose and story. I fear 300: Rise of an Empire is going to be a bit sub-plot heavy and muddled. But we’ll see.
I love the movie 300. It’s fantastic, and one of the reasons why I’m so confident in director Zack Snyder tackling Man of Steel. Unfortunately, Snyder isn’t directing 300 2…otherwise known as 300: Rise of an Empire!
That’s a pretty cool trailer. It definitely looks like a sequel to 300, so it’s got that going for it. I don’t think it looks spectacular, but this is just the first trailer. Maybe further trailers will flesh it out more. Right now, Rise of an Empire looks like just a continuation of that 300 style, and I’m rightly OK with that. Still, fun to have a trailer so soon.
Here is the official movie description:
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. “300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
That sounds pretty neat. New heroes, some new villains; too bad that King Leondis is dead. That guy was amazing.