Fuck no. The movie 300 was the closest thing to the greek epic being put into a movie. It told the story of how few could change history.
This is like a father prostituting his own daughter. Just so he can buy a sports car.
That isn't the story of 300, that's sword porn. Remove the 300 from the title it's disgracing the movie.
I'm not saying 300 was on the same level as bruce lee's film's but it was a good movie. Barring what they changed to make the spartans more heroic. Butler did a great job and I felt he played Leonidas
perfectly I also though the death of that guys son was more tragic than the ending of the movie.
But that's gone. Instead of a master piece it's now part of a damn film franchise.
The name 300 has no meaning now. It's been whored out to a 50 year out fat guy.
Ignoring the cinematographic merits of the film (of which there are precious few, it's really not as good or significant as you're making it out to be), how is is the story of a few changing history?
Inspirational the Battle of Therymopolae may have been, it had very, very little strategic consequence. It wasn't a Greek victory in any sense. The delay and damage to the Persian army was negligible. If forced the Greek fleet to withdraw to Salamis and surrender Attica and Boeotia to the Persians.
If anyone defeated the Persians it was the Athenians, who came orchestrated the Greek strategy, made up the bulk of the alien fleet and arguably sacrificed the most out of any of the Greek states.
300 and Thermopylae really wasn't the case of the few changing history.
300 was sword porn and so's this sequel. I assume the 'rise of an empire' bit refers to the Athenians. Which also perhaps explains the change of cloak colours. Still doesn't explain their lack of clothes though.
Personally i reckon it looks like it's going to be worse than the first, looks very bloated and overwrought.