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Lest you think what Zach Snyder and his crew do is easy, note all the trickling material we’ve seen from the new 300 film. I don’t know about you, but I’m just not getting that same mind-blowing visual impression from this imagery, which seems kind of a pale imitation. That’s not entirely fair with such a shallow pool to judge from and nearing 7 years of imitation since, but it’s the sense I’m getting.

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You know? There’s just some quality that seems off… Probably because these greenscreen and compositing techniques aren’t as difficult as they were years ago.

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Here’s a shot of your new leading man,┬áSullivan Stapleton, who will lead a group of common soldier across a much larger-scaled naval war than the geographically restricted scenario of the first film.

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I do like that they’ve changed up the basic idea of the film’s setup, without dispensing with the primary theme apparently:

“The few against the many is still here. It’s hundreds vs. hundreds of thousands. It’s about taking on the mightiest power of all with wisdom and tactics.”

Don’t expect a repeat of Snyder’s glorious ode to fascist exceptionalism- this is a story but unwilling and unhappy soldiers fighting for their lives against Eva Green’s Persion army, led by her ruthless, vengeful desire to crush the Greeks.

It hits on August 2nd, 2013.

Source | USA Today