New lengthy featurette for 300: Rise of an Empire highlights the heroes

The sequel to Zack Snyder's 2006 hit 300 is opening this week, which is being labeled a "sidequel" as it takes place nearly inline with the original. Today, a new featurette has been released, focusing on the heroes of the film, starting with star Sullivan Stapleton, who picks up the lead as Themistocles, and co-stars Jack O'Connell and Callan Mulvey, as his loyal soldiers Calisto Scyllias. There's a fine helping of new footage here, which is more than enough to bring back those "lovin' feelings" of slo-mo carnage from the original.

Seize your glory!:

Here's the film's synopsis:

“300: Rise of an Empire,” told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” is a new chapter of the epic saga, which takes the action to a new battlefield—the sea. 

The story pits the Greek general Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces, ruled by the mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and led by Artemisia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Knowing his only hope of defeating the overwhelming Persian armada will be to unite all of Greece, Themistokles ultimately leads the charge that will change the course of the war.

So far, it's sounding like this is a lot of fun, based on early reviews. We all know it's not going to be something on the level of BRAVEHEART, so it's really not fair to expect something it was never meant to be. I'm looking forward to an overstylized bloodbath with some awesome scene devouring from Eva Green. Ticket is sold on that alone. Also, if you haven't already, be sure to enter our giveaway for the film, which has a ton of cool stuff to add to your movie memorabilia collection.

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE opens this Friday, March 7, 2014.

Source: Warner Bros.



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