Who can stop the march of Xerses as an empire rises?

Rodrigo Santoro returns to the role of Xerses
Rodrigo Santoro returns to the role of Xerses

After victory over Leonidas’s 300, the Persian force marches on in 300: Rise of an Empire, released on Friday at the Showcase in Bargeddie.

The democratic city of Athens is first on the path of the Persians led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro)and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the navy.

Basing its strength on its fleet, the Athenian forces are led by admiral Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton).

Themistocles is forced into 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.

Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad adapt Frank Miller’s graphic novel ‘Xerses’, with Noam Munro taking over from Snyder who directed the first movie, making on his second film and first in six years.

300: Rise of an Empire is rated 15 and runs 102 minutes.

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