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Review for 003: Rise of an Empire

26 March 2014, 14:14
Review for ‘003: Rise of an Empire’.

Rating: 2 / 10

Normally movies of this magnitude will generate a higher rating, but it depends whether one rate a movie or a computer game. Watching the film is similar as watching a round of the latest version of Metal Gear Rising. The question is whether Hollywood realises this, and are not perhaps oiling the fire for more piracy in the film industry?

It is concerning enough that cinemas these days are so over anxious about technical gadgets (how fancy the scanner scans your ticket or the 'help-your-self' popcorn kiosk), but is it not the entire effect of 'going to the movies' dying out because of all of this 'technological panic'?

With '300: Rise of an Empire', apart from strong acting souls such as Eva Green as 'Artemisia' and David Wenham as 'Dilios', it did not boost the film’s viewing pleasure by much, nor seeing Lena Headey as from the prequel of 2006.

As the movie plays out, the suspense grows to see whether Artemisia along with the Persians will gain their vengeance on the Greeks, but the climax was not at all unexpected, nor unique. Even creating the father-and-son pool of emotions was hardly touching. Perhaps the special effects were just too "effective"?

It was also a bit difficult to see past the constant trivial quotes “Steel and flesh, life and death, war”; "If death comes I’m ready” and “There will be death and destruction”. It is as if these have been heard before. At times one just wanted to reach out to the actors, and send them a supply of Gillette products. The Greeks did indeed popularize Barber shops as early as 300 BC.

It will be wise for any viewer to know that the film has some (at times unrealistic) bloody scenes, strong language, a powerful sex scene and nudity, there for it is R rated.

It appears as if the most expensive part of the film was its actors, and the rest was just the usual green screen and Apple products. We have to respect these people for their wonderful work, but if you are going to make a sequel, at least give it a decent budget. Produced at a $110 million, compared to decade old films such as ‘Gladiator’ ($103 million) and ‘Master and Commander: The Far side of the World’ ($150 million), it questions whether the movie should have gone to the commercial screen in the first place.

In a stormy see with record braking tidal waves and Artemisia stand powerful on the edge of her ship; her hair hardly moved a micron. Must have been very special winds.

As the 21st Century slang goes: "Keep it real".
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