[Movie] 300: Rise of an Empire
So this movie takes place after the battle of Thermopylae, the death of King Leonidas, and during the reign of Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey). The deceased King Leonidas only slowed down the Persian army from marching all over Greece, so the threat of invasion still loom over Sparta and Athens.
Its true that sex and violence does sells. And this movie right here have the both of them, by depicting a whole lot of bloodbath, raping, and pillaging. I know that this movie receives mixed reviews, where some would enjoy this movie, while others like me won't enjoy it much. The reason was that, for me personally, I watched it because of the Spartan theme where I expected to see some Spartans to do some blood spilling, not boning. If I wanted to watch that, I would have rented a porn video.
So one thing led to another, Xerxes becomes the God-King of Persia, and he had a trusted adviser of some kind that support his campaign against the Greek. Naval Commander Artemisia (Eva Green), a woman who really hates the Greek because the Greek hoplites once raped and killed her entire family in the past. Also, they made her as a sex slave when she was a little girl and then left on the side road to die. Until a Persian took her in and gave her shelter, she grew up with only one goal in mind, the destruction of Greece. Artemisia killed all of the God-King's advisers that against the idea of invading Greece again. It was made to look that she was the one who goaded Xerxes to launch another invasion to Greece.
Well, you had violence, sex, might as well put in a scornful bitch while you at it. Anyway, at then end, the Greek ships met with the Persian, they fought like crazy and the sea turned red by the blood of the fallen. Also Eva Green had a crazy monkey sex with the enemy's general before the battle. That would probably what distracted the whole Persian navy because they lost the naval battle.
The Spartan Navy joins in late in the fight. They were led by Queen Gorgo, because, hey why not? The Persian killed her husband, so she might as well joins in the fight. When the movie ends, I have no idea why its was called the Rise of an Empire...