Holy fucking wow. Color me very, very surprised. I went to see this expecting a rehash of the original but this blew me the fuck away.
This is the original x10. Everything is bigger and bolder. The prequel part of the story really works as it adds more meat to the plot, showing us how Xerxes became to be and what started the war with the Greeks. The sequel part ties into it really well showing us what goes during and after the events of the first flick.
Eva Green is batshit insane as the main villain and I really can't wait to see her in the next Sin City flick. Sullivan Stapleton is decent as the lead male, although he pulls a Sam Worthington with his Aus/American accent. David Wenham is back as is the hunchback character and so is the lovely Lena Headey. Seeing her go nuts with a sword is truly a sight to behold. I want to marry that woman.
It's shot in the same way as the first flick, but the visuals and 3D is eye popping. I find most 3D these days offer nothing at all but the 3D here is outstanding and actually adds to the story.
Most of the action is fought at sea and the battle scenes are epic. This is one blood thirsty flick with slicing and dicing, limb hacking, stabbings and beheadings galore, BUT 90% of the blood is CGI. I can look past this but for you that can't this element of the film will disappoint.
For a film that nobody was really asking for this really is kick ass and definitely deserves to be seen on the big screen in 3D.
Simply put, turn off your brain and revel in the eye popping, bloody carnage.
Really hyped considered I loved the first and Spartacus.
Being a fan of the first and of Spartacus(the tv series), I loved it. There were a few parts where I laughed at how Eva Green was, particularly where [SPOILER]she kisses the decapitated head[/SPOILER]. She was a really good villain.