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About the Movie
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: 175
- Fresh: 75
- Rotten: 100
- 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."
Fresh: The spectacularly brutal fighting is the film's main calling card, and in that "Rise of an Empire" doesn't disappoint.
Rotten: If the movie's action recalls video games, the dramatically artificial lighting suggests 1980s rock videos. Indeed, Rise of an Empire is so campy that it might work better as a musical.
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.