Zack Snyder‘s 300 is goofy fun, and while he didn’t direct the new sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, the visual aesthetic, straight-faced melodrama, and ridiculous action appear to have remained in place. I’m not expecting a radical leap forward from the first movie; I’m expecting a delightfully silly picture where spear-wielding guys in loincloths try to kill other spear-wielding guys in loincloths. There’s no need to over-complicate things here.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of 300: Rise of an Empire. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, Jack O’Connell, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, and Andrew Tiernan. 300: Rise of an Empire opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on March 7th.
To enter for a chance to win a pass for you and a guest, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE”. The screening is on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:30PM at AMC Parkway Pointe, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis for 300: Rise of an Empire:
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.