300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Gets A First Preposterous Trailer

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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Gets A First Preposterous Trailer
Yesterday we had our first glimpse at 300: Rise of an Empire, the prequel-parallel-squeakquel to Zack Snyder's epic graphic novel adaptation 300, with Sullivan Stapleton brooding on a poster, contemplating whether to catch that wave.

Now comes the first trailer, which shows Snyder's style has been carried over 100% by new director Noam Murro. There's tons of slow-motion, lots of melodramatic speeches and even one-line by Stapleton, which a few repeat listens leads me to wonder whether he does a neutral Aussie accent in this like Russell Crowe did in Gladiator. The plot, if it matters, is as follows:

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter takes the action to a fresh battlefield--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.
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Noam MurroZack SnyderKurt JohnstadFrank MillerSullivan StapletonEva GreenLena HeadeyHans MathesonActionDramaFantasy

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ColinJJune 13, 2013 7:04 AM

I guess the utter failure of THE IMMORTALS taught these people nothing.

Stephen LambrechtsJune 13, 2013 8:07 AM

$226 million worldwide from a $75 million budget is an utter failure? Errr...

Todd BrownJune 13, 2013 8:08 AM

Exactly. What that teaches is 'Make more.'

coldesserJune 13, 2013 9:06 AM

Preposterous doesn't even begin to describe it. But that can be a good thing, right?

Simon de BruynJune 13, 2013 12:20 PM

Definitely. I hope in the actual movie when he jumps off the cliff that shot lasts four hours, just falling, before he lands naturally and unhurt.

Pa Kent Says MaybeJune 13, 2013 7:22 PM

There's "Everybody deserves to get married if they want" gay. Fine.

There's "Dude, we got so wasted last night I think I touched your dick" gay. Um, OK. Everybody experiments in college.

There's "Wow, the new Superman sure does have a handsome, um, codpiece" gay. Which is just kind of natural, nothing to get too upset over.

There's "Front-row Madonna dressed like Cher" gay. You only live once. To each their own.

Then there's this. A perverse mix of abs and Ayn Randian, eh, "philosophy," with macho-chistic violence. This time...GIRLS. Like that's fooling anybody.

Gay, infinity.

mightyjoeyoungJune 16, 2013 12:00 PM

"Now comes the first trailer, which shows Snyder's style has been carried over 100% by new director Noam Murro. There's tons of slow-motion, lots of melodramatic speeches and even one-line by Stapleton, which a few repeat listens leads me to wonder whether he does a neutral Aussie accent in this like Russell Crowe did in Gladiator."

Well, it has Lena Headey & Eva Green and some skimpy greek outfits.........yeah.....just like Christoph Waltz said, it´s a bingo!
hahahahhahahhah....thanks for the trailer Mr de Bruyn.