After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes’ army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
User Reviews: Like many people, I heard all the negative reviews and I put off watching this movie until tonight, 7/26/2015. And I was sucked in to the awesomeness of this sequel, and have no idea why people hated on it.
Questionable front page review gave this a 1/10 review. 1/10? This is one of the worst movies ever? Not by a long shot. Was it over the top? YES. Was it violent? YES. Was it entertaining? ABSOLUTELY.
I think that for some odd reason, some movies become popular to put down (1 out of 10?), however, I watched an entertaining, similar to 300 movie, which makes sense as it was a sequel.
I would dare say, the naval battles, the origin of Xerxes, and the crazy final battle make this exactly equal (or a bit better) than the first. The sea battles are amazing, it must be CGI (because how could they have that many people rowing war boats) but it looked amazing.
In conclusion, if you enjoyed 300, then this sequel holds up! Will watch again.