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’300: Rise of an Empire’ Blu-ray Review

25 September 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell | Written by Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad | Directed by Noam Murro

I don’t want to spoil 300, but I think it’s fair to say it had a double-edged ending with the feeling being that there was still hope even if the war was far from over.  300: Rise of an Empire continues the story, but also prequels it and runs alongside it as the focus turns to Greece and the coming together of a nation to take on Xerxes and his Persian forces.

300: Rise of an Empire focuses mainly on Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) taking the battle to the Persian Army on the naval battlefield.  Battling against Artemisia (Eva Green) Xerxes’ (Rodrigo Santoro) trusted naval leader he must outwit her and the huge forces she has to take on his more meagre offering. »

- Paul Metcalf

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Win 300: Rise of an Empire on Blu-ray and DVD Combo

28 June 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green square off on the battlefield and other more intimate settings in 300: Rise of an Empire, the graphic sequel to director Zack Snyder's hit, 300. Warner Bros. recently released 300: Rise of an Empire on separate Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo packs, and we're going to be hooking up a handful of readers in this 300: Rise of an Empire.

Three lucky readers will each take home a copy of the Blu-ray and DVD combo pack version of 300: Rise of an Empire. To enter for a chance to win one of the copies, simply fill out and submit the short entry form found below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter. »

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: '300: Rise of an Empire' Bashes Heads in, While 'Enemy' Blows Minds Out

24 June 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

300: Rise of an Empire - Warner Bros. - Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Noam Murro Cast: Sullivan StapletonEva GreenLena HeadeyHans MathesonRodrigo Santoro. Full cast + crew 300: Rise of an Empire has got brawny men generating tidal waves of CGI blood, but it's weirdly lacking the heart and underdog camaraderie that made the first movie such a hit. The plot this time is a bit convoluted since it's a prequel, a side-quel, and a sequel all at the same time (just accept that people are fighting for various reasons), but it benefits from having the always enjoyable presence of Eva Green as the antagonist. There's not really anything new or inventive here, and the whole style of the movie seems particularly stale if you...

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- Peter Hall

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’300: Rise of an Empire’ Review

23 June 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor, Andrew Pleavin | Written by Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad | Directed by Noam Murro

Breaking new ground is certainly something to be admired. Being able to push the boundaries further is a rare feat that is inspiring to witness. The issue becomes what happens when that new ground becomes tired and worn? The inability to answer that quandary is a big reason squeals to visual spectacles rarely succeed. Their once flashy and new trend oversaturates the market to the point of ad nauseam.

With that issue in mind it is no wonder 300: Rise of an Empire does not work nearly as well as its predecessor. Director Noam Murro’s style is reminiscent to the original to a fault. It is akin to waiting eight years to make a sequel to The Matrix. »

- Dan Clark

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Vengeance is sought when “300: Rise of an Empire” arrives

11 May 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Vengeance is sought when “300: Rise of an Empire” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital HD on June 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Producer Zack Snyder teams up with Director Noam Murro to create the follow up to the 2007 hit “300” in the same visually stunning style as the original. The stylized epic follows two warring nations that fight for glory amidst a raging sea. Adapted from a screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, and based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel “Xerxes,” Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “300: Rise of an Empire” was directed by Noam Murro. Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann produced the film, with Thomas Tull, Frank Miller, Stephen Jones, Craig J. Flores and Jon Jashni serving as executive producers. The film stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”) as Themistokles and Eva Green (“Dark Shadows”) as Artemisia, »

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'300: Rise of an Empire' Coming to Blu-ray 3D and DVD June 24th

9 May 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Vengeance is sought when 300: Rise of an Empire arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital HD on June 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Producer Zack Snyder teams up with Director Noam Murro to create the follow up to the 2007 hit 300 in the same visually stunning style as the original. The stylized epic follows two warring nations that fight for glory amidst a raging sea.

Adapted from a screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, and based on Frank Miller's graphic novel "Xerxes," Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' 300: Rise of an Empire was directed by Noam Murro. Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann produced the film, with Thomas Tull, Frank Miller, Stephen Jones, Craig J. Flores and Jon Jashni serving as executive producers.

The film stars Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad) as Themistokles and Eva Green (Dark Shadows) as Artemisia, »

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Film Review: 300: Rise Of An Empire (2014): 3D Blood & Gore Overwhelm

22 March 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Noam Murro, and starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor, Andrew Pleavin, Ben Turner, Christopher Sciueref, and Steven Cree. The long-awaited [...]

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- Drew Stelter

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Book Review: 300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film

17 March 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Author: Peter Aperlo

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Titan Books

Isbn-10: 1781167826

Isbn-13: 978-1781167823

Synopsis:

The action adventure 300: Rise of an Empire is the highly anticipated follow-up to the 2007 international blockbuster 300.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, 300: Rise of an Empire is produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann, and directed by Noam Murro from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad. Told in the breathtaking visual style of 300 this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield–on the sea–as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) 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 (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

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- Jess Orso

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Glorious 300: Rise Of An Empire Concept Art By Christian Lorenz Scheurer

14 March 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Christian Lorenz Scheurer Click Here To See More Images 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, »

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'300: Rise of an Empire' Sequel a Possibility Teases Sullivan Stapleton

12 March 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following its big box office win over the weekend, its possible that we could be seeing a sequel to 300: Rise of an Empire, which has already earned over $140 million worldwide in just a few short days. Although a follow-up has not been confirmed yet, star Sullivan Stapleton, who plays General Themistokles in the big-screen adventure, revealed that he hopes Warner Bros. brings him back, since there is much more story to be told.

"As for the sequel, it's a huge story, and those battles between the Greeks and Persians went on for years and years. I hope to God we do another sequel. If we don't, hopefully they put me in another film."

While it took almost exactly seven years to get this follow-up to 2007's 300 off the ground, the box office numbers prove that there is still an audience waiting for stylized action like this. 300 director Zack Snyder »

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Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

11 March 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham and Rodrigo Santoro Written By: Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad (based on the graphic novel Xerxes by Frank Miller) Directed By: Noam Murro The 2006 swords-and-sandals […]

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- Andrew Shuster

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Second Opinion - 300: Rise of an Empire (2013)

10 March 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

300: Rise of an Empire, 2013.

Directed by Noam Murro.

Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santiago, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham and Jack O’Connell.

  

Synopsis:

A Greek general leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by the vengeful demi-god Xerxes.

It has been nearly 8 years now since Gerard Butler so violently reminded us all that ‘this’ was in fact Sparta, in Zack Snyder’s 300. This time around Snyder only returns in the role of producer, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that he’s back in the director’s chair, given the superficial ethos of 300: Rise of an Empire.

The film’s narrative occurs simultaneously to that of the first film, making this much more of a spin-off rather than a direct sequel. As it turns out, while Leonidas (Butler) and his Spartans were making their stand at Thermopylae, there were equal amounts »

- Gary Collinson

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Jack O’Connell and Callan Mulvey Talk 300: Rise Of An Empire, Filming in Bulgaria, 3D, and More

10 March 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire.  In the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.  The film also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.  I’ve seen the film twice now and am happy to report the sequel kicks ass.  The fight scenes are extremely well done, the 3D actually adds to the story, and Eva Green’s performance is worth the price of admission.  It also might have the best sex scene of 2014, and it’s only February.  While many might have wondered if we needed »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Producer Mark Canton Talks 300: Rise Of An Empire, the Sex Scene, Power, The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel, an Immortals Sequel, and More

8 March 2014 7:37 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire.  In the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.  The film also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.  I’ve seen the film twice now and am happy to report the sequel kicks ass.  The fight scenes are extremely well done, the 3D actually adds to the story, and Eva Green’s performance is worth the price of admission.  It also might have the best sex scene of 2014, and it’s only February.  While many might have wondered if we needed »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Movie Review - 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

8 March 2014 3:56 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

300: Rise of an Empire, 2014.

Directed by Noam Murro.

Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, and Hans Matheson.

Synopsis:

Athenian general Themistokles leads a united Greek army against the might of the Persian Empire, and finds a formidable foe in the face of Artemisia, a powerful female commander with a thirst for Greek blood.

Fans of Frank Miller’s epic graphic novels and the 2006 film rejoice; 300: Rise of an Empire will quench your thirst for 3D blood while paying absolute respect to the original film both aesthetically and through the story. 300: Rise of an Empire complements the first 300 film by filling in the gaps of what was happening in Athens and the rest of Greece while Leonidas’ battle raged at the “Hot Gates” (Thermopylae). It’s not so much a sequel as a companion film, which true fans of the original will surely appreciate. »

- Gary Collinson

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'300: Rise of an Empire': From Land to Sea Featurette

8 March 2014 9:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

300: Rise of an Empire is now playing in theaters nationwide. Warner Bros. has released a new featurette for this action adventure, which takes a look at the film's biggest battle as it brings the fight on the high seas. Enjoy behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen concept art as Xerxes marches his Persian army into the face of death, with General Themistocles and his Greek soldiers defending their homeland from this terrorist invasion.

300: Rise of an Empire was released March 7th, 2014 and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell. The film is directed by Noam Murro. »

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New 300,Rise Of An Empire Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Film Critics

7 March 2014 12:36 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New 300,Rise Of An Empire movie received mixed reviews from major film critics. Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action/drama flick, "300: Rise Of An Empire" into theaters this weekend, and the top movie critics have served up their reviews, which came in pretty mixed as it got an overall 48 score out of a possible 100 across 25 reviews at Metacritic.com. We've added a few of the review snippets,below. The movie stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, and Andrew Tiernan. Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 score, stating, "Even with the uniformly good performances — and the standout work from Ms. Green — 300: Rise of an Empire is foremost a triumph of production design, costumes, brilliantly choreographed battle sequences and stunning CGI." Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75. He said: "The »

- Andre

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Film Review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ Gets Its 3D War On

7 March 2014 8:12 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The rewriting of history in comic book movie form – not that’s anything wrong with that – continues with “300: Rise of an Empire.” Ancient wars are brought to life through a combination of mythology, six-pack abs, 3D blood spurts and comprehensive special effects, which can be better than history.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Nothing is unexpected in “300: Rise of an Empire” that wasn’t expressed in the previous “300” film. The sequel is a series of war proclamations and battle, only to regroup for more speeches and then more conflict. Most of it happens on the sea, which allows for some exaggerated computer generated ships and their minions – at one point a horse rides among the rolling vessels. But all the blood, bodies and baring breasts are intact, richly presented in action packed 3D. For fans of the previous film, there is everything expected in the sequel, with no subtlety or explanations necessary. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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300: Rise of an Empire Reviews - What Did You Think?!

7 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Warner Bros. Pictures' 300: Rise of an Empire is now playing in theaters worldwide and we've created this spot for you to tell us and your fellow moviegoers what you thought about the Noam Murro-directed film, starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell and Andrew Tiernan. You can use the comments below to write your mini-review of the film! You can also check out our review here . »

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'300: Rise of an Empire' - mediocre vengeance drama (Ians Movie Review)

7 March 2014 1:16 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Film: "300: Rise of an Empire"; Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor and Andrew Pleavin; Director: Noam Murro; Rating: **1/2

Wonder how many viewers would be interested in another version of the oft repeated history of ancient Greece? It's the story of how the Persian King Xerxes, with over 1,000 ships in his fleet, could have easily conquered the divided Greeks in Circa 480 BC.

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel "Xerxes", the film takes off on a very verbose expository note by the Spartan Queen Gorgo. Her explanations weave in the loose ends as well as the backstory of the characters, giving an insight into the history. »

- Shiva Prakash

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