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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

 -  Action | Drama | Fantasy  -  7 March 2014 (USA)
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Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

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After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches 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. Written by Gargantuan Media

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army | navy | sea | general | army base | See more »

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Action | Drama | Fantasy | War

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Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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300 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,038,460 (USA) (7 March 2014)

Gross:

$105,481,745 (USA) (18 April 2014)
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Trivia

Producer Gianni Nunnari said that there were a few big names who were interested in the lead role of Themistocles but they decided that rather than a star vehicle they would make is a star-making vehicle - much like the original film made a global superstar out of Gerard Butler - and cast Sullivan Stapleton in the lead role. See more »

Goofs

When Scyllias lies about to die, Themistocles approaches him and kneels. Themistocles' modern boots soles are visible. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Spartan Warrior: There will be death and destruction!
Themistocles: Yes...
[pause]
Themistocles: There will be.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos are seen on doors that open up to reveal the mural of Leonides and the 300 Spartans. See more »


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War Pigs
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne), Bill Ward (as William Ward), Terence Butler and Tony Iommi
Performed by Black Sabbath
Courtesy of Downlane Limited
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Disappointing
8 March 2014 | by (Warrington, UK) – See all my reviews

Waste of money!!

I've never felt compelled to leave a review before but my Husband and I were both very disappointed with this film after both really enjoying the first 300 movie.

I was totally bored 15 minutes in but was hoping for something interesting to happen- it never happened!

I felt like it was all action/graphics but no story line, the entire film was people getting killed with swords in slow motion, ships bashing into each other like the dodgems and then there was Sullivan Stapleton's bad British accent which was a mixture between British, American and Australian.


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