March 6, 2014

Movie preview: “300: Rise of An Empire”

Rated: R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language

Running time: 1 hr 43 min

Cast: Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham

Plot: Greek general Themistokles assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia in this sequel to “300” based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller.