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Sunday, March 30, 2014

300: Rise of an Empire

One of the movie that I watched recently in the cinema is 300: Rise of an Empire and overall, I would rate the movie average. The movie consists a lot of "blood splashing" scene as well as slow-mo during the fight, which somehow irritates me most of the time.

For those who watched 300 before, Rise of an Empire is not actually the sequel to 300; but rather it tells the story before "300" as well as after King Leonidas and the a force of 300 discipline and committed Spartans were slaughtered by the Persians at Thermopylae - and Themistocles uses the death of these 300 Spartans as the martyr to unite the Greece in attempt to stop the invading Persian forces led by the mortal-turned-God Xerxes and and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

It started off with Persians invading the independent Greece and Themistocles with his cleverly devised strategy fend off the Persians and at the same time kill the then Persian King which led to revenge attempt by the ambitious Xerxes; with Artemisia - a pretty navy commander who makes Xerxes to the man he was in attempt for her to avenge her bitterness towards the Greece.

As the story goes on, Themistocles attempt to unite the Greece but his ambition was turned down by King Leonidas who was arrogant to go on battle with only 300 discipline, courageous and committed Spartans against the Persians which are many times more in number. With his death, the Queen of Spartans lead the Spartans to help the struggling Greece warriors which they finally fend off the invading Persians.

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