Well... what can I say about this movie. Well for one if you don't like blood, nudity, and didn't like the first 300 movie well you won't like this one. I do like the look and feel of the first 300 so we went and saw this one in IMAX. Basically this is the movie 300 but instead of on land we are now on water. Who knew ship fights could be so bloody?
In Rise of an Empire there is a lot more plot then what we saw in 300, which actually makes the film move slowly along. Rise of an Empire is based on a still to be published graphic novel by Frank Miller (who wrote the original 300 graphic novel). We lose some of the cool mystical images in the backgrounds of the set in Rise. The movie doesn't have any amazing quotes like THIS IS SPARTA!
To be honest if you didn't love 300 then this film is probably a rental for you.. though unless you have a home theater you will lose out on the amazing CGI. I rate this a B-.