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Death, Bling, and Hairless Pecs are Back in the Sequel to '300': VIDEO

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Rodrigo Santoro and the muscled warriors of '300' are back for the sequel, '300: Rise of an Empire', and it looks to follow the same formula of man meat, swordplay, destruction, and primal screaming.

Sparta!!!!

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  1. No Gerald Butler :(.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jun 13, 2013 7:35:18 AM


  2. You mean it's not "The 305"?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wpa2Qplm8M

    Posted by: Rad | Jun 13, 2013 8:01:51 AM


  3. I'm amazed at how many people, including gay people, are unaware of the true, historical Sacred Band of Thebes and their heroic story and how Hollywood took this story, which should be taught in every school during gay pride month, and turned it into something unrecognizable from the original true story. In Hollywood's version the 300 heroes were heterosexual homophobic ladies men and the chief of the villains was a flaming homo. If you don't know about the historical story, Google it and educate people.

    300 was truly disgusting and should be boycotted by gay people with any sense of decency.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jun 13, 2013 8:10:44 AM


  4. I love history, which is why I generally avoid Hollywood movies. Even though it's a fantasy, it still repulses me knowing that the true story was a far greater than this pos. Read Herodotus instead.

    Posted by: BZ | Jun 13, 2013 8:29:06 AM


  5. @TampaZeke

    I think they are 2 separate historical incedents 58 years apart, there was indeed a Sacred Band of Thebes, made up of 150 pairs of male lovers, but there was also a small fighting force of Spartans who fought the Persians.
    The SBoT went up againt Philip of Macedon (Alexander the Great's dad)at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC) and held out so ferociously that Philip solemny buried the SBoT and erected a memorial statue (The Lion of Chaeronea) out of respect.
    Leonidas led 300 Spartans (plus retainers and hangers-on) at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) against Xerxes, where they held out for a few days before being defeated.

    Posted by: Peter Hargmier | Jun 13, 2013 8:42:31 AM


  6. What Peter Hargmier said. The 300 Spartans is a completely different story from the Sacred Band of Thebes (note they're from different Greek city-states). Still, it would be great if Hollywood made that movie, too!

    Posted by: Joseph | Jun 13, 2013 8:47:59 AM


  7. You're such a sucker for man meat, Andy. Oh, and you neglected to mention the homophobia of 300, a movie which avoided the notion of male homosexuality in ancient Greece. Gee, Andy, I thought you cared about homophobia....

    Posted by: jason | Jun 13, 2013 8:51:16 AM


  8. Yawn - more slow mo, CGI enhanced fight scenes that generate zero excitement.

    The Matrix was the worst thing to ever happen to movies.

    Posted by: Remote Patrolled | Jun 13, 2013 9:03:56 AM


  9. Andy's on it right Jason. We're all suckers for man meat, WTH's the matter with you?

    And ya, the Sacred Band of Thebes would be a great film, a truly great film. When you are a man who strongly loves another man the Battle of Charonea becomes a kind of touchstone. Matt Alber has even written a song about it.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 13, 2013 9:05:27 AM


  10. Andy's on it right Jason. We're all suckers for man meat, WTH's the matter with you?

    And ya, the Sacred Band of Thebes would be a great film, a truly great film. When you are a man who strongly loves another man the Battle of Charonea becomes a kind of touchstone. Matt Alber has even written a song about it.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 13, 2013 9:05:28 AM


  11. I feel I must apologise for my poor spelling and bad maths in my previous post. The Battle of Thermopylae and The Battle of Chaeronea actually took place 152 years apart (thinking in the backwards 'B.C.' can sometimes confuse.).
    And I too would love to see a Sacred Band of Thebes movie! ;)

    Posted by: Peter Hargmier | Jun 13, 2013 9:22:07 AM


  12. 142 years. DAMMIT!

    Posted by: Peter Hargmier | Jun 13, 2013 9:24:09 AM


  13. The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the most pivotal events in Western Civilization. Right up there with the Birth and Death of the Christ, and the Columbian Discovery of the New World.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Jun 13, 2013 10:11:55 AM


  14. Ted B.,

    except there was no 'Columbian Discovery' (unless you are being Eurocentric!)

    Posted by: redball | Jun 13, 2013 10:31:21 AM


  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNG2AxHifhc

    Speaking of the Matrix. That's some of the best amateur editing I've seen.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 13, 2013 11:07:55 AM


  16. I too love these "historical" movies. Except Hollywood always falsifies facts for obvious reasons. I mean... Ever wondered why "actors" playing ancient greeks are always Irish looking, even though, ancient and modern greeks were anyithing BUT.... Or the portrayal of ancient egyptians as middle eastern when indeed they weren't... Oh well, you've gotta enjoye the entertainment part of it I guess, as for the educational part, like someone said, google the damn thing yourself for accuracy... Or some semblance of it...

    Posted by: SHABAKA | Jun 13, 2013 11:57:21 AM


  17. I believe Gerard Butler will be seen in the movie, which is a sort of prequel and sort of sequel set before, during, and after the events of "300."

    Plus, we're getting Sullivan Stapleton instead.

    Posted by: Martin Haro | Jun 13, 2013 12:11:50 PM


  18. Why make the villain a big queen?

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Jun 13, 2013 12:12:01 PM


  19. Love the slow-mo shot of Rodrigo Santoro's butt. Good lord, he's a handsome man, even tricked up like this. But, yeah, you think they would have some more positive portrayals of man-man love in this, given Greek history.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Jun 13, 2013 12:28:40 PM


  20. I believe that all 300 died by the end of the movie. Therefore my question...Is this sequel about necrophilia?

    Posted by: StevyD | Jun 13, 2013 12:43:12 PM


  21. Maybe it should be called "Minus 300" ...

    Posted by: Glenn I | Jun 13, 2013 12:57:39 PM


  22. What an imaginative title.

    Posted by: Garst | Jun 13, 2013 1:00:51 PM


  23. Wouldn't it be easier to fight without all that "bling"?

    Posted by: Luke | Jun 13, 2013 1:14:49 PM


  24. Holy crap this looks stupid.

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 13, 2013 2:56:58 PM


  25. Oh wait, Gerrard Butler is gone from it? More reason to see it then.

    Actually that's a lie, I still can't get interested in this, but the above is a small positive though.

    Posted by: Bryan | Jun 13, 2013 4:18:05 PM


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