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300: Rise of An Empire

HD   18A Closed Captioning

Noam Murro

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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." – Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, Mar 6, 2014

Fresh: The spectacularly brutal fighting is the film's main calling card, and in that "Rise of an Empire" doesn't disappoint. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Mar 6, 2014

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. – Mark Jenkins, NPR, Mar 7, 2014

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. – David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer, Mar 7, 2014

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Customer Reviews


Holliwood is running out of ideas. Computer generated/animated film lacks real acting and depth. Just another computer graphics with different "make-up"!!

Not good

I agree with the “rottens" on this. The action was terrible. The fight scenes are reminiscent of the Monty Python’s Holy Grail.


Terrible movie

300: Rise of An Empire
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2014

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