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300: Rise of An Empire

HD   R 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: 181
  • Fresh: 78
  • Rotten: 103
  • 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

Great, but not as great as the first movie

I love 300, so I was extremely excited about seeing its sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire. And I’ve gotta say, I wasn’t let down. The action is over-the-top and visually stunning, the soundtrack is perfect for a movie like this, and the acting is great. And I think that this movie has a little more action than in the first movie. But that’s the thing: the first movie has a little less action but the action is more stylish. This movie has more action but it’s not as stylish as the first movie’s. And my biggest flaw with this one is how completely FAKE the blood looks; it looks like video game blood that you’d see in something like Resident Evil or Dead Space. But overall, fans of the first movie will enjoy this sequel but if you didn’t like the first one, you probably won’t enjoy this any more.


I loved the first 300 now i love the second one.

A Powerful Sequel

This movie was worth the ticket. You should go watch it in the cinema if you didn't. A recommended purchase.

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

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  1. 300 2-Movie Collection, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.