Going to see the new Swords & Man-Panties flick - 300: Rise of an Empire. I loved the last one, so should like this one as well. Hopefully there is some good trireme on trireme ramming!
Gosh 300 was such garbage. Really, anything with Gerard Butler- whether we're talking about his awful romcoms or his equally inane action forays- is going to be an IQ subtractor. And then there's the nu-metal infused soundtrack. Basically 300 is one of those horrible Jock Jams CD's in movie form.
Well, you're not going to like RoaE. It was stupid fun like 300, but they kept the fun levels constant (fair 'nuff) but increased the stupid part of the equation a bit more than I would have liked. They definitely overplayed the warrior-queen card. Artemesia, fine. The same Artemesia who was the only one advising against
a naval battle "because our enemies are stronger than us at sea, as a man is to a woman..." Now, she did fight and did well enough for Xerxes to say "my men have become women and my women, men".
(Addendum: After the battle Xerxes sent Artemesia a full suit of Greek armour for her performance. To the captain of her ship he sent a distaff and spindle!)
But still, I think she was probably the best character in the film, so gross historical liberties are allowable.
Gorgo, on the other hand. That was just plain ridiculous.
In short, if you want to watch muscular men in leather panties slicing, slashing, and skewering Persians...go see it. It is great for that. If you have a low stupid tolerance threshold...just rewatch Alexander again.