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Film Review Of Noam Murro’s 300: Rise Of An Empire

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Your lead suggests that the review will be positive, yet it turns negative. As a critic, you have to make your opinion clear from the start.

300 review - Tamara Hacopian

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Director Noam Murro’s “300: Rise of an Empire” is a tenacious bloodbath along with visuals that are fruitful and vividly entertaining. Warriors of Greece show off their courage and gallantry in a fight for a glorified nation against Persian forces in this action-packed fantasy war film.

Inspired by Frank Miller’s latest — and soon to be published — graphic novel, “Xerxes," “300: Rise of an Empire” tells the tale of an Athenian general, Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton), who will stop at nothing to defeat opposing Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and Greek slave-turned-Persian warrior Artemisia (Eva Green) in an attempt to unite Greece.

It has been seven years since its successful predecessor, “300” (directed by Zack Snyder) was released. Surely, the phenomenon has since worn out worn off ever since. The saga continues as the ongoing bloody war between Persia and Greece sets sail for a fresh battle on the Aegean Sea. These two sentences don’t logically fit together. In the first you make a critical comment. In the second you simply move the plot along. If anything, the should be combined into a sentence.

Comprised of cliché movie quotes, British accents, and passionate Greeks showing off their chiseled abs -- wearing no more than underwear and a large cape -- the film is nothing but a fantasy. Exaggeration is taken to the next level as fiction exceeds real-life events. It’s unclear what point you are making here. So it is a fantasy, or perhaps science fiction. So what? Those in themselves aren’t negative. Was it trying to be realistic and failed at doing so?

In the land of blood, sweat, and tears, enemies are slashed and slaughtered in stylish gore. The bloodshed is rather bloodier than in...

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