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Has the 300 prequel-sequel replaced its subtitle The Battle of Artemisia with something more generically epic?

Sep. 13, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Someone over in 300's marketing department must have realized what we've all already learned in telling people about this flick - nobody would know what the f*** "BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA" meant.  I would explain it, and then they'd kind of dig what Warner Brothers was laying down, but that's the point I guess.  I'd have to explain it.  So the "BATTLE FOR ARTEMISIA" bit of the title has been chucked like a faceless Persian stereotype off a cliff in favor of...

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE.

I'm assuming it means the Greek empire, as the whole point of this is ripped and sweaty Greeks stomping on the Persian plans for world domination.  Despite the fact that the Greeks had, you know, kind of already been around for a while before Xerxes and his faceless/monstrous hordes rolled in.

So what's your verdict? Should this new title dine in hell or dine in hell?*

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE prepares for glory on August 2nd, 2013.  Directed by Noam Murro (SMART PEOPLE), it stars Eva Green (as the once-titular Artemisia), Sullivan Stapleton (as the hero Themistocles), Lena Headey (Queen Gorgo), and Rodrigo Santoro (Xerxes).

Plot: Xerxes is somewhat pushed into the bloody battle with the Greeks by the gold-covered maven goddess Artemisia. Artemisia, witnessing just how much his father King Darius’s death has affected him, persuades Xerxes – with her “vindictive charm” – to go into battle against those responsible.   Artemisia attempts to play both sides, enlisting Themistocles, a Greek warrior, to her ranks with her alluring charm.  However, Themosticles is every bit as good a liar as he is a fighter and may be playing an angle of his own.

Eva Green with red hair on bed

Extra Tidbit: *I mean those options in the sense of how the first sounds like a bad time while the second was used by King Leonidas to spur his Spartans on to glory. Just so we're clear.
Source: Coming Soon

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10:33PM on 09/13/2012
Eva Green is in it... Rise of an Empire seems perfectly fitting.

I can't help but feel that this movie is 3 years late.
Eva Green is in it... Rise of an Empire seems perfectly fitting.

I can't help but feel that this movie is 3 years late.
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7:41PM on 09/13/2012

Blah

Who cares? Not even interested in seeing this in the slightest.

Loved 300 by the way. This one... just.... meh.
Who cares? Not even interested in seeing this in the slightest.

Loved 300 by the way. This one... just.... meh.
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4:11PM on 09/13/2012

Mehhh

I love battle of artemisia better :)
I love battle of artemisia better :)
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2:53PM on 09/13/2012

This is going to be a disaster

Some Israeli guy with relatives in Hollywood who handed him an easy job he'll fuck up.
Nice work guys. Why hire someone competent with some kind of track record with the director of Smart People is somehow available and he's 'one of you'.
Bigots.
Some Israeli guy with relatives in Hollywood who handed him an easy job he'll fuck up.
Nice work guys. Why hire someone competent with some kind of track record with the director of Smart People is somehow available and he's 'one of you'.
Bigots.
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1:12PM on 09/13/2012
Meh, "rise of" seems to be the go to title for sequels these days
Meh, "rise of" seems to be the go to title for sequels these days
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11:56AM on 09/13/2012
The stupid thing is: A few years ago, nobody knew what a "300" was. Now they have to keep that prefix to alert all the dullards that it's "gonna be kinda like that slo-mo movie with the naked guys". This change of title continues this whitewashing, as though "Battle of Artemisia" is too weird or something. They should scrap the prefix, etc and just call it "Artemisia", because that is pretty much the only thing I care about regarding this: Eva Green's character and how much skin she's gonna
The stupid thing is: A few years ago, nobody knew what a "300" was. Now they have to keep that prefix to alert all the dullards that it's "gonna be kinda like that slo-mo movie with the naked guys". This change of title continues this whitewashing, as though "Battle of Artemisia" is too weird or something. They should scrap the prefix, etc and just call it "Artemisia", because that is pretty much the only thing I care about regarding this: Eva Green's character and how much skin she's gonna show!
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10:28AM on 09/13/2012
I like the original title better, it just sounds so good.
I like the original title better, it just sounds so good.
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