That big wave of red certainly makes it look like a historically significant period piece.
I had been operating on the assumption that this was a prequel, since that’s what The Goddamn Frank Miller has been talking about over the years, but no – there’s Lena Headey, here’s dead Gerard Butler…this is a sequel. I am disappointed not to see any strange ogres, hunchbacks or giant mutant elephants, but Xerxes’ face looks plastic surgerier.
The original is always fun to look at, but strangely, I feel almost nothing about this trailer. Watch it after the jump and tell me if I’m missing anything. (I already saw Eva Green sex scenes in The Dreamers.)
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
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