300: Rise of an Empire

With King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) dead and beheaded and ZackSnyder hard at work on his follow-up to Manof Steel, the task of shepherding the latest slo-mo Greek battle fest fallsto Noam Murro,

With King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) dead and beheaded and Zack Snyder hard at work on his follow-up to Man of Steel, the task of shepherding the latest slo-mo Greek battle fest falls to Noam Murro, a relative newcomer to the game (his only other feature credit is Smart People, a 2008 indie dramedy starring Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Page), but who doesn’t want to see more large-scale murder and mayhem from man-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and new arrival Artemisia (Eva Green)? And really, does it matter if any of this is true? Just give it to us slow, baby. Bloody and slow. Opens wide March 7. (R) Not screened in time for review