300: Rise of an Empire opens in theaters everywhere today, March 7. Check your local listings for showtimes.
Sequels have become standard fare in the multiplex. With franchises gaining establishment before their first installment even experiences its release date, to see the inevitable sequel set-up in the film’s final moments is closer to expectation than surprise. As I reflected on 300, I recalled it as a film with a finite ending, but even my recollection was skewed. In fact, the homoerotic ab-fest did include a Spartan call to arms that assuredly would lead to some massive sword-and-sandal epic sequel. [Read more…]