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Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield - on the sea - as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 170
- Fresh: 72
- Rotten: 98
- Average Rating: 4.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The naval collisions and melees play out in panel-like renderings that are bold and satisfying for the first half-hour but lack the momentum and bombastic je ne sais quoi of "300."
Rotten: For anyone looking for a sense of script (forget plausibility), Empire is a Trojan horse.
Fresh: The spectacularly brutal fighting is the film's main calling card, and in that "Rise of an Empire" doesn't disappoint.
Fresh: With its slo-mo ultraviolence, gushers of blood, impressive 3-D effects, homoerotic subtext, and self-important plot, this is a fan boy's fantasy, a four-star wonderment.
Holliwood is running out of ideas. Computer generated/animated film lacks real acting and depth. Just another computer graphics with different "make-up"!!
I agree with the “rottens" on this. The action was terrible. The fight scenes are reminiscent of the Monty Python’s Holy Grail.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2014
- © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures Funding, LLC.