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2013-06-12 10:37:37 PM
I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.
 
2013-06-13 12:05:24 AM
I'm glad, disapointed and surprised they didn't call it 600 =P
 
2013-06-13 12:17:38 AM
Looks like it's about the battle of Marathon (which was decades prior to the Battle of Thermopylae)...except instead of Xeres father, they have Xeres doing it.
 
2013-06-13 12:33:56 AM
First Trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire Delivers Hot, Sweaty Action

Mmmmm... I'd like to see some hot, sweaty action between Lena Heady and Ava Green.
 
2013-06-13 12:39:50 AM
Direct link to the trailer on YouTube, just in case any of you hate io9 as much as I do.
 
2013-06-13 12:53:20 AM
Hey, will everything speed up and stop and speed up again and go in slo-motion? And will the Wachowskis sue this time?

I keed, I keed, I liked 300.

The frame rate will rise. The frame rate will fall. Motion will stop. And then frame rate will rise. And then Eva Green will arise. And my pants will rise.
 
2013-06-13 01:24:10 AM

ferretman: Looks like it's about the battle of Marathon (which was decades prior to the Battle of Thermopylae)...except instead of Xeres father, they have Xeres doing it.


It covers a time period from Marathon to Salamis.

Needs more loincloth.
 
2013-06-13 01:33:13 AM
So Damien Scott gets to bed Vesper Lynd.

Lucky bastard.

/not quite "Shut up and take my money" material yet, but I'm intrigued.
 
2013-06-13 01:35:04 AM

mamoru: Direct link to the trailer on YouTube, just in case any of you hate io9 as much as I do.


301+ views
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301+ views
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::BLAM:: The council of 299 is adjourned.
 
2013-06-13 01:35:41 AM
Noam Murrow. Gee
 
2013-06-13 01:36:00 AM

NewportBarGuy: We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus...


The hell we can't.
 
2013-06-13 01:37:32 AM
Looks like they ripped off the "Battle of Blackwater" scene from Game of Thrones.

And is Eva Green supposed to be hot?  She looks like she could double for Kristen Stewart, with that same expressionless I'm-dead-inside face.
 
2013-06-13 01:38:34 AM
Well, SOME CGI people and combat trainers need work after 300: The Series...or, I mean, Spartacus: Boobs and Penii...
 
2013-06-13 01:39:12 AM

NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.


Great thought, great post. Would have liked a little less obvious graphic novel style special effects in the original, but I suspect that;s generational.
 
2013-06-13 01:44:18 AM
Meh.

Already saw it when it was called 300.
 
2013-06-13 01:55:12 AM

Spaced Lion: NewportBarGuy: We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus...

The hell we can't.


You got some kind of Clockwork Orange or Vulcan mind meld type plan in mind to do that?

/You can make them read it, but you can't make them understand or care
 
2013-06-13 01:55:35 AM
300 2: 300er
 
2013-06-13 01:56:35 AM

The Banana Thug: And is Eva Green supposed to be hot?  She looks like she could double for Kristen Stewart, with that same expressionless I'm-dead-inside face


Granted they both keep their same expressions but Kristin's is "Who has the bong?" Whereas Eva is "I'm going to rip your cock off with my pussy".

screencrave.com

so there's a subtle difference
 
2013-06-13 02:03:26 AM
Looks like crap.
 
2013-06-13 02:14:23 AM

ferretman: Looks like it's about the battle of Marathon (which was decades prior to the Battle of Thermopylae)...except instead of Xeres father, they have Xeres doing it.


More likely it's the Battle of Salamis.

If they want to keep going and do the Peloponnesian War next, that's alright with me.
 
2013-06-13 02:16:39 AM
The work PC doesn't do video well, or sound for that matter.  (checks the IMDB app on my iPhone)  Ah!  There it is.  Be right back, getting my earbuds out..
 
2013-06-13 02:18:08 AM

NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization.

We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus... But these movies at least give them a fantastical glimpse of what occurred thousands of years ago. Let us just hope they learn from it and not use it as a model.


No no no NO
This is as dumb as the history ride in the movie  idiocracy.  the Battle of marathon being used as a sequel the Battle of Thermopylae really?  would be As anachronistic and ridiculous as George Washington and General Cornwallis staging a re-match as Gettysburg.

giving more screen time to this nonsense just sucks the air put of Amy chance for a good movie that tells the real story..just as the 300 pretty much killed a movie adaptation of "Gates of Fire" that was in the works at the same,e time-wjich is a real tragedy
 
2013-06-13 02:21:18 AM
Hmm.. large scale, medevial naval warfare.  That's a little different.
 
2013-06-13 02:24:00 AM
The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.
 
2013-06-13 02:26:53 AM

Alphax: The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.


You didn't see Casino Royale?
 
2013-06-13 02:30:19 AM
Sinced they show the head of Leonidas being cut off his corpse, I think it's fair to say that it directly follows 300 and has nothing to do with Marathon. This will cover Salamis, where it was the turn of the Athenian fleet to kick Persian ass. Of course it's comic-book stuff, but it looks like fun and some people will actually look up what really happened.
 
2013-06-13 02:31:29 AM

Mugato: Alphax: The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.

You didn't see Casino Royale?


Or The Dreamers?
 
2013-06-13 02:32:22 AM

Mugato: Alphax: The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.

You didn't see Casino Royale?


Or The Dreamers?
 
2013-06-13 02:33:02 AM

VTGremlin: Mugato: Alphax: The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.

You didn't see Casino Royale?

Or The Dreamers?


Damn you.
 
2013-06-13 02:34:15 AM

Mugato: Alphax: The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.

You didn't see Casino Royale?


Nah, I should check out some of the recent Bond movies sometime, but the newest one I saw was Golden Eye.  Which was also the only Bond movie I ever saw in a theater.
 
2013-06-13 02:36:37 AM

Alphax: Hmm.. large scale, medevial naval warfare.  That's a little different.


Correcting myself, I guess I should say large scale, bronze age naval warfare.
 
2013-06-13 02:39:11 AM

Alphax: Alphax: Hmm.. large scale, medevial naval warfare.  That's a little different.

Correcting myself, I guess I should say large scale, bronze age naval warfare.


Iron Age.
 
2013-06-13 02:43:15 AM
Another new trailer: The To Do List.  Aubrey Plaza plays a nerdy high school valedictorian, with zero experience with sex.  So she's studying up, and trying hard to get sexual experience before she starts college.

/giggity
 
2013-06-13 03:07:47 AM
Crap. I thought the movie would be about a rare breed of Chrysler sports coupe that saw its best years from 1955-1961.
 
2013-06-13 03:14:38 AM
Eva Green is creepy. Her mouth or her eyes, I just don't know. I'm not saying she has sharp knees, I'm saying I'm afraid of her. Very afraid.
 
2013-06-13 03:28:43 AM
Synopsis: "Yaaaargh!!!!"
 
2013-06-13 03:37:19 AM
Hm. Less homoeroticism and more spectacle.  Sad to see the leather man-bikinis replaced with kilts (battle skirts?).

I'll still go see it.
 
2013-06-13 03:58:57 AM
Obligatory...
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2013-06-13 04:02:54 AM

Dahnkster: Obligatory...
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Heh, that one's new to me.
 
2013-06-13 04:06:48 AM
Will it be as gay as the first film? NTTAWWT
 
2013-06-13 04:08:40 AM
Funny how they use pale British guys to portray the Greeks and tan Mexicans to portray the Persians.
 
2013-06-13 04:12:21 AM
Is this Sparta? No?
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2013-06-13 04:18:43 AM
Did you hear about the Spartan who left home because he didn't like the way he was reared?

He went back because he couldn't leave his brothers behind....

Thanks. I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your spears.
 
2013-06-13 04:52:42 AM

VTGremlin: Mugato: Alphax: The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.

You didn't see Casino Royale?

Or The Dreamers?


Also, the recent serialized Arthur rehash, Shotime was it?  I can't remember anything but her glorious (and bare) tracts of land.
/only watched the first couple episodes, trashy drama retelling was trashy
//she was hot though
 
2013-06-13 05:24:10 AM

Hetfield: Looks like crap.


Straight to coaster
 
2013-06-13 07:06:13 AM

VTGremlin: Mugato: Alphax: The only movie I've actually seen Eva Green in was the Dark Shadows movie.  And as she was the villian, and dressed in 1972 fashion, the blonde wig and heavy lipstick were a little off-putting.

You didn't see Casino Royale?

Or The Dreamers?


or Kingdom of Heaven
 
2013-06-13 07:21:51 AM

NewportBarGuy: I don't really care if it gets people to read the Classics. The stories of ancient Greece and Rome should be told in this way so future generations can at least have a tenuous grasp on what they did to found modern civilization..


All irrelevant because they owned slaves or did something else bad.  Just ask progressives about the nation's founding fathers.
 
2013-06-13 07:22:26 AM
Nice! Can't wait, loved 300 and this looks possibly even better.
 
2013-06-13 07:36:12 AM

Spaced Lion: NewportBarGuy: We can't make them read Plato's Republic or Livy or Herodotus...

The hell we can't.


Seconded. The Republic is already probably mandatory first-year university Political Theory reading; I would imagine universities with a set core curriculum probably would get you to read it. Livy, Herodotus, and also Thucydides are all pretty standard as well.

I don't see why 11th and 12th graders can't start on this stuff. The historical texts in particular are definitely easier to read independently than, say, Shakespeare.

/love/hate relationship with 300
//call me, Lena.
 
2013-06-13 07:38:28 AM
We need a Battle of Salamis movie.
 
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