Arch Campbell Show: "300: Rise of an Empire"

      (WJLA) - The Persians and the Greeks fight valiant battles in "300: Rise of an Empire" - a companion piece to the earlier smash. "300."

      This time, Eva Green is head of the Persian Navy and the power behind the throne takes on the Greeks while nursing a life-long grudge. As Artemisia, she is not someone you want to make angry.

      "Rise of an Empire" looks great, and tells its story with high drama and gasp-worthy scenes. And talk about a strong female character! Eva Green makes this battle thrilling and worth three stars alongside an 'R' rating.

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