The acting style of Eva Green worked far better in Dark Shadows, and is in fact is embarrassing here. She is as unconvincing as the other tough gal character, the wife of Leonidas, who had to go as being on the front-line in battle. It's as if someone was desperate to do the girl power thing, to disastrous effect. Did I say embarrassing?
Anyways, I like the parallel story-line approach, where much of the events in the movies take place at the same time as those from the earlier, and far superior, movie. Sadly we do not have an appealing lead, and in fact not a single character impresses. The battles still look good, but nowhere near those from the original, nor are the visuals as amazing. The sex scene was even more stupid than the one in the original.