Watch 300: Rise of An Empire by all means. For a week, Xerxes sits and mourns the death of his father. If only the gods can defeat the Greeks, then, she tells him, he is to become the god king. Failed to persuade the king, Themistocles with warriors fought against the Persian army under the leadership of Artemisia Eva Green - an extremely cruel and cunning general. Eva Green, on the other hand, is delightful to watch. They too are united in bloodshed, the frames seem to be saying.
But on the downside, when there is no battle being fought, or when Artemisia is not striding around chewing the scenery, you do tend to get bored. Xerxes holds his father in his arms and locks eyes with Themistocles. Themistocles the Athenian general then goes to Sparta to approach King Leonidas for help, yet is educated by Dilios that Leonidas is counseling the Oracle, and Gorgo is hesitant to agree with Athens. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. This time around, it is Themistocles who must protect Grecian democracy against a usurping army - led by Artemisia who will leave no stone unturned to seek the destruction of the Greeks.
The Greeks brutally and effortlessly take down the invading Persians one by one, paving the way for Themistocles to take aim at Darius, who is watching the massacre of his men from his ship offshore. In fact, war makes a lot of things - which would be normally unacceptable because they don't fit in with our idea of civilization - seem reasonable. Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Like Leonidas and his men, the Greeks here are outnumbered as well. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath.
Achilles was warned that he won't return from the Trojan war, but that he will be remembered for times immemorial if he does decide to ally with Agamemnon. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. In 300, the Spartan king Leonidas Gerard Butler had led 300 men into battle against Xerxes' enormous army. The Athenian general Themistocles Sullivan Stapleton led his own army against them at the shores. Zack Snyder's cinematic adaptation managed to tap into this poetic rendition of savagery, and gave us a period film that unabashedly revelled in the baser desires of the human psyche - the thirst for violence, the quest for eternal fame, and the thumping rhythms of war's mad dance.
The Persians have already attacked Greece once before, and it was then that the valiant Athenian general Themistocles Sullivan Stapleton had killed the Persian king Darius. After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. We Provide Direct Google Drive Download Links For Fast And Secure Downloading. Themistocles raises a bow and arrow, ready to commit the act that would make him known as a legend. They are also men who bleed beside each other, and who take consolation from the one who suffers with them. While the Athenian general is delivering this morale-boosting pep talk, the frames are intercepted with scenes of slaves in the enemy ship, their hands bloodied from manoeuvring the oars, and their backs bloodied from repetitive lashings. Because this is certainly not Sparta.
But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. Doesn't history tell us which option he ended up choosing? You may not copy, distribute, or use this material except as necessary for your personal, non-commercial use. She was safeguarded and received by a Persian emissary. So, while the 300 Spartans are resisting the Persian army at the Hot Gates, Themistocles and his men are warring with Artemisia's naval hoards on treacherous waters near the island of Euboea, and the Bay of Salamis. But don't expect it to be as good as 300.
It managed to capture, quite succinctly, the grandeur that's often associated with war, but with a poetic sensibility that left readers awestruck and asking for more. Frank Miller's was a splendid graphic novel. She is brimming with cold hard anger, and Green uses her strikingly chiselled face to flesh out her battle-hardened character rather convincingly. . Leading all this hullabaloo is Sullivan Stapleton, whose Themistocles is disappointingly flat, especially when compared to Gerard Butler's deliciously rugged turn as Leonidas. Her desire for retaliation picked up the consideration of King Darius and he made her a maritime leader after she killed huge numbers of his foes.
War is a blessed distraction that way. Such are the moments when humans give in and revel in sheer bestiality, when they take a break from thinking too much. In fact, in one of the more striking frames of the film, Themistocles is preparing his men for war, and telling them how, when the wounds are too many to count, and the blood is gushing forth from their bodies, and the desire to keep coming back with righteous rage is gradually dimming, they only need to look at the comrades fighting next to them. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes Santoro appears poised to conquer Greece. While King Leonidas and 300 Spartans Warriors have peaceful days at Thermopylae, the Persians pulled to sea. Artemisia pulls the arrow out of his chest to end his suffering. You can give in to your instincts.
Any trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. But the downside is that all this point-making is shrouded with overwhelming action scenes where blood sprays out with striking visual clarity, and men's entrails are strewn across the scene in glorious 3D. This is the 2nd part of 300 Series. It is interesting to note how the narrative makes use of the chronological sequencing of the events that actually transpired by employing flashbacks, simultaneous storylines and intellectual montages. There is something undeniably seductive about war. For you are closest to the man whom you bleed with, Themistocles says.