I saw the trailer for Godzilla in a theater today. It played really well on the big screen. And it left me wanting to see the movie in the theater.
As for what I saw today? It was 300 - Rise Of An Empire. From a stylistic standpoint it took a lot from the first 300. However, because 300 was so stylized there seems to have been a danger of a sequel looking like a parody of the first film. Certainly that seemed to be the case with the Spartacus series on Starz.
As for the movie itself? A number of the cast returned in varying capacities. That gave this movie a lot of continuity with the first film. And the Spartans were referenced heavily in this movie, which appears to have run almost parallel to the events of 300. As for new cast, like Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green? Stapleton took a different tack than Gerard Butler as the lead of this movie, and it works. And Eva Green? WOW! The 3-D was VERY kind to her. If you've seen the movie you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. I've liked her ever since I saw Kingdom of Heaven, and I have to say I like her a whole lot more now!
Overall, I think this is one of the first 3-D movies I've seen in some time where it really works well for the film. The stylization that set apart the first film and was echoed in this one really lends itself well to the 3-D process. So if you liked the first film, consider checking this one out while it's still in theaters.