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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

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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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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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$110,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$106,369,117 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Sullivan Stapleton said that he was extremely skeptical when he was cast whether he would be able to build the requisite "six pack" for the role. He thought some people naturally had it and some people didn't and he was one of the latter group. But once he went through the training, he got "six pack abs" himself and said he was pleased to realize that anybody could develop them with the proper training. See more »

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The Greek soldier considered the "Hero of Marathon" was Miltiades, not Themistocles. Themistocles was the main General of the Greek in the Battle of Salamina. See more »

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Artemisia: You fight much harder than you fuck.
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Themistokles Gives "It" To Artimesia Greek-Style
24 January 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

And so - Did 300 hold any unexpected surprises for this here jaded viewer?.... Nope. Sorry to say. It did not.

And even though the sex (what little there was of it) was nothing more than another hate-filled act of violence (carried out by 2 sworn enemies) just like every other act in this picture, I still did kinda get some thrills out of watching this cruel & sadistic tale of blood-lust and revenge, set in ancient times.

Considering that the cast of characters consisted of exactly 2 women out of something like 2000 men, it really killed me that it was, in fact, these 2 ball-busting babes who were the ones running the show in both the Greek and the Persian camps.

It also killed me that with all of these hunky, Greek men (and their over-developed pecs) strutting around half-naked all of the time, there was never even the slightest hint ever made about any homosexual hanky-panky going on amongst these handsome, virile & robust he-men.

Anyways - As far as visual spectacle goes - This $110 million production certainly delivered the goods in that particular arena. There was definitely no complaint from me about that awesome aspect of the story.

But, in the long run, I think that 300 would have benefited greatly had a good 20 minutes been skillfully edited from its 100-minute running time.


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