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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 | sea | army base | commander | general | 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:

$106,369,117 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Trivia

Zack Snyder conceptualized the project and wrote the screenplay along with his 300 (2006) writing partner Kurt Johnstad and was on-board to direct but dropped off due to commitments to Man of Steel (2013). Noam Murro was picked by the studio to direct but Zack Snyder still produced the film. See more »

Goofs

Obvious flopped shot when Artemesia is sending Xerxes off into the desert to become the God-King. The two small moles on the right side of her forehead switch to the left side. See more »

Quotes

Artemisia: [exposing a spy] You can tell everything about a man from his hands. Your hands are clearly unfit for someone pretending to be a sailor.
Spartan Warrior: Forgive me, my lady.
[attacks Persian soldiers and escapes]
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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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Features 300 (2006) 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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End of the original 300 legacy!
9 March 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The film is based as a backdrop to the original 300 storyline and paves a wave for the next part in the franchise but all the way it just drained the legacy of 300. The hero gives uninspiring talks with beats in the background score rising to make the army automatically charged up to start fighting and die... its very nonsensical just like Themistokles saying " Today is the day we water the plants" and with rising music the army responds hu rahhh and they get into the battle.

Zack Snyder after delivering the man of steel just seems to have treated this franchise as a step son by doing the screenplay but giving away the direction at Murro's hands who just couldn't pull it off. The casting of suvillian stapleton as a lead actor who clearly fumbles in dialogue delivery and acting was the biggest stupidity. The only silver lining was Eva Green and she delivered right on the money as expected with lena heady who just has a few scenes.

guess people will just have to watch this part hoping something better will come in the third. So in all a disappointing experience for one of the awaited films in my list of 2014.


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