Saturday, March 15, 2014

300 Rise of an Empire: an Epic Moral Battle

King Leonidas of Sparta and his army of 300 have fallen to the Persian onslaught of Xerxes. Reason, the rule of law and liberty are at stake. It is now up to the Greeks to defend the civilization

300 Rise of an Empire: general Themistokles leads the Greeks against invading Persian forces. Trailer 2, trailer 3.

In the sequal, 300 Rise of an Empire, Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. An existential battle between Good and Evil ensues with the Greek Enlightenment in the balance.

The Persian Wars The Persian Wars were a series of epic battles between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and the free city-states of the Hellenic world that started in 499 BC and lasted until 449 BC. The independence wars against the overpowering might of the empire of the Persians began when Cyrus the Great conquered Ionia in 547 BC. Struggling to rule the independent-minded cities of Ionia, the Persians appointed tyrants to rule each of them. 

Sequal to 300 (2006) IMDb

Also directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel