Although it is easy to get sucked in by lustrous visuals and sweaty pectorals, this seems to be more than just a 300 knock-off, albeit very much of that style. The film seems to be blessed with thrilling set pieces and well-structured action-beats, although we have been caught out before by well-wrought trailers for lacklustre final products. It all depends on the tone, characters and story. Will they draw us in and cause us to care? Or will it all look very pretty but leave us feeling unengaged?
Call me cautiously hopeful. Enjoy the trailer below, along with a new shot of Henry Cavill, in action as Theseus.