An unexpected sequel to one of my favorite films. This film is based on the Frank Miller graphic novel Xerxes and as such see's many familiar faces from the first film including Rodrigo Santoro who reprises his role as Xerxes and Lena Headey as Leonidas wife Queen Gorgo. The lead in this film is Strike Back alum Sullivan Stapleton who I am happy to see getting a chance to showcase his talents to a wider audience. While the need for this film is questionable it's good to see so many people from the first film involved. It gives me hope that it won't suck.