Man Killed After Dispute Over 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

On Monday, 23-year-old Texas man, Michael Emerson, was run over at his local theater by a white Ford pick-up truck shortly after getting into a dispute with a fellow movie theater patrons over the possibility of 300: Rise Of An Empire having a sequel.

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By nailbiter111 - 3/19/2014


On Sunday, Michael Emerson (image on right) and a few of his friends went to Silverado Movie Theater in Tomball, Texas to view a late show of the new film, 300: Rise of an Empire. Went the film concluded early Monday morning, Emerson's and his group of friends entered the theater's bathroom. There, they discussed the possibility of the film having a sequel. At that point, another group that was in the bathroom as well got into the discussion and the conversation evolved into a heated argument.
The confrontation moved outside, where Emerson verbally confronted the men as they got into their truck. The driver pumped the truck backwards in reverse, plowing into Emerson, who fell to the ground and later died at a hospital as the suspects took off, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.


Police have not yet identified the men responsible for Emerson's death, but they did release images of them, which you can view below. If you can provide any additional information on them please call the HCSO at 713-967-5810.

Surveillance Photos of Suspects



After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.

300: Rise of an Empire - directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad and Zack Snyder. The film stars: Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles, Eva Green as Artemisia, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo of Sparta, Rodrigo Santoro as King Xerxes, Hans Matheson as Aeskylos, Andrew Pleavin as Daxos, Callan Mulvey as Scyllias, David Wenham as Dilios, Jack O'Connell as Calisto, Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtes and Yigal Naor as Darius. It will land in theaters March 7th, 2014.
Source: nydailynews
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HappyMeal - 3/19/2014, 5:16 AM
Luminus - 3/19/2014, 5:19 AM
And you wonder why we haven't found aliens, yet. They're avoiding us like the plague.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/19/2014, 5:21 AM
Wtf
marvelstudios - 3/19/2014, 5:22 AM
How the fk do people fight over a movie to the extent that there is a corpse on the ground. Fkn idiots.
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/19/2014, 5:24 AM
nibs - 3/19/2014, 5:31 AM
LOL. 'murica.
TopCat89 - 3/19/2014, 5:34 AM
This is one of the most idiotic and tragic things, I've ever read...

Someone's son, brother or possibly even father at that age....has lost their life....after an argument over a movie!?
batz11 - 3/19/2014, 5:40 AM
Decisions some people make, smh, some things in life aren't worth losing your life over...
TheClemster - 3/19/2014, 5:46 AM
There are no words to describe the stupidity of this ...

No. Words.
Satanistpanther - 3/19/2014, 5:46 AM
Americans are the most dumb people... Lol @Murica
charlie2094 - 3/19/2014, 5:49 AM
This is one of the saddest things I've read...someone lost a life over a CBM arguement? No doubt the media will spin it towards being such fans...

billnye69 - 3/19/2014, 5:50 AM
I bet the argument was over the swimming horse.
bazinga85 - 3/19/2014, 5:53 AM
Wow, a man's dead and people are crackin' jokes, smh
SaxoWolf - 3/19/2014, 5:55 AM
pathetic
Insomnia - 3/19/2014, 5:55 AM
This is just ridicolus ^o)
MrNiklander - 3/19/2014, 5:56 AM
Seriously the guy died because of an argument over a movie!?Seriously may the guy rest in peace
JoeMomma29 - 3/19/2014, 5:57 AM
Well thank goodness one more idiot out of the gene pool but many more to go.
MrReese - 3/19/2014, 6:05 AM
That's just messed up.
HappyMeal - 3/19/2014, 6:07 AM
@JoeMomma29
A guy just died.
MexicanChinman - 3/19/2014, 6:08 AM
@Satanistpanther, you are an idiot.
MexicanChinman - 3/19/2014, 6:09 AM
@JoeMomma29, you are a [frick]ed up person.
HappyMeal - 3/19/2014, 6:10 AM
People making jokes...
MexicanChinman - 3/19/2014, 6:11 AM
@Squilla, I never experienced nothing like that and I live in a big city. The most I get is kids with light swords in the theaters.
Squilla - 3/19/2014, 6:11 AM
It is reasons like this why I stopped going to the theater years ago. Between people talking, texting, babies crying, kids running everywhere, over priced food (yes I know that is how theaters make most of their revenue); I am just exhausted over the entire experience.

I remember going to the theater was a enjoyable family experience. In the last 20-25 years it has become an expensive headache that I can do without. I usually wait for a movie to be released on DVD, borrow from a friend and watch it on my 73" 7.1 surround sound home theater system. I can kickback with a nice German beer and watch in comfort.

That is my movie experience.
TheClemster - 3/19/2014, 6:21 AM
Squilla

7.1 and you only have dvds not bluray ...

And I am sure you can afford to buy them not borrow

Come on if you can afford that home theater system you can surely do your part for your economy wherever you live
Squilla - 3/19/2014, 6:26 AM
@TheMexicanSupermansMacaqueIsHairy,

I'm glad you are able to enjoy movies, I really am...I'm just saying that a lot of people today in the theater just have no consideration for other people. I'm not saying everyone, just enough to ruin a evening in my opinion. I lived in Chicago, Austin, Dallas/Ft Worth, San Diego and Tacoma for several years before and after I was in the Army and I seen all sorts of people acting up in theaters. That's why I just stay in.
Squilla - 3/19/2014, 6:28 AM
I use DVDs as a blanket term, a Bluray a type of DVD (digital video disk). When I borrow, that is my initial viewing, if I like it then I buy the DVD (Bluray).
THABATMAN - 3/19/2014, 6:35 AM
As a Texan I say that I swear dumb shit like this only happens here in Texas. First people die over Jordans and now over the possibility of another sequel to 300
thalidomide - 3/19/2014, 6:36 AM
Thanks Obama :)
MrMartinMarvel - 3/19/2014, 6:36 AM
JordanKing - 3/19/2014, 6:41 AM
It is kind of funny though.. that somebody lost a life because of something so petty. Why should we have to mourn for the victim, people pass away all the time.
bagadoosh - 3/19/2014, 6:41 AM
Morning movies are the way to go , just a bunch of old folks and die hard fans . I have a lot of differences with people regarding movies but at the end of the day ...... IT'S A [frick]ING MOVIE !!!!???? what can men do against such reckless hate ?? This is really disturbing , I'm with luminus there has to be a huge sign in space that says " DANGER , STAY AWAY " regarding earth .
NoAssemblyReqd - 3/19/2014, 6:41 AM
If either Siskel and Ebert were armed, their show might not have lasted so long.
thor2273 - 3/19/2014, 6:42 AM
the world is full of [frick]ing idiots
MexicanChinman - 3/19/2014, 6:44 AM
@THABATMAN, I live in Texas too and I had cousins robbed at gunpoint for expensive ass Jordans.
MexicanChinman - 3/19/2014, 6:46 AM
@Squilla, you should go watch movies in the morning because it's less expensive and most annoying people are still asleep. That is what I do.
marvel72 - 3/19/2014, 6:47 AM
what a bunch of f*ckin idiots,a life is lost over a f*ckin movie.

how sad.
TheBoss117 - 3/19/2014, 6:48 AM
[frick]ing stupid. *smh* My condolences to the family and friends of that guy :-/
JoeMomma29 - 3/19/2014, 6:54 AM
You guys may say I am rude or fricked up with my comment that I made but look at the situation. Really you are going to argue over a stupid movie and put your life or someone else's life in danger?

Yeah it is sad that he died and I feel bad for his family, but in reality he put himself in that situation. Granted 20 years ago this sort of thing was rare but now days you have people getting killed over car rage or silly disputes.

So long story short one man lost his life and the driver will get manslaughter and destroy his life in process as well.
Arrowhead77 - 3/19/2014, 6:59 AM
Unbelievable! Stupid thing to fight over.
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