This is part one of a two part review of 2014's 300: Rise of an Empire. The sequel (prequel? spinoff?) to Zach Snyder's iconic and controversial 300 is very loosely based on Frank Miller's Xerxes graphic novel. This film is a historian's torture chamber. There's some cool stuff. There's some fun stuff. But poor, poor Artemisia, what the hell did they do to you?
Part 2 Here Now!