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 far as being on the front-line in battle... 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.