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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.

Director:

Noam Murro

Writers:

Zack Snyder (screenplay), Kurt Johnstad (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sullivan Stapleton ... Themistokles
Eva Green ... Artemisia
Lena Headey ... Queen Gorgo
Hans Matheson ... Aeskylos
Callan Mulvey ... Scyllias
David Wenham ... Dilios
Rodrigo Santoro ... Xerxes
Jack O'Connell ... Calisto
Andrew Tiernan ... Ephialtes
Igal Naor ... King Darius
Andrew Pleavin ... Daxos
Peter Mensah ... Persian Emissary
Ben Turner Ben Turner ... General Artaphernes
Ashraf Barhom ... General Bandari
Christopher Sciueref ... General Kashani
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Storyline

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 ahmetkozan

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Seize your glory See more »

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled 300 Sequel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,038,460, 9 March 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$106,580,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$337,580,051
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Though a large part of the film takes place on water and boats, the film was filmed completely "dry" with all the water digitally added in later. Director Noam Murro said this allowed great freedom in filming. See more »

Goofs

When the young Artemisia is training, the last two close-ups of her face reveal plenty of freckles. In an earlier close-up, there were none. See more »

Quotes

Queen Gorgo: It begins as a whisper. A promise. The lightest of breezes dances through the rigging as it creaks above the death cries of 10,000 men. It moves through her hair as gently as a lover's hand. That breeze, that promise, became a wind, a wind that is blown across Greece carrying a message told again and again of our Lady Freedom and how wise she was to charge Leonidas to lay all at her feet. A wind, my brothers, of sacrifice. A wind of freedom. A wind of justice. A wind of vengeance.
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User Reviews

 
Forget the haters, if you enjoyed 300, you will enjoy this movie.
25 July 2015 | by SciFi_ManSee all my reviews

Like many people, I heard all the negative reviews and I put off watching this movie until tonight, 7/26/2015. And I was sucked in to the awesomeness of this sequel, and have no idea why people hated on it.

Questionable front page review gave this a 1/10 review. 1/10? This is one of the worst movies ever? Not by a long shot. Was it over the top? YES. Was it violent? YES. Was it entertaining? ABSOLUTELY.

I think that for some odd reason, some movies become popular to put down (1 out of 10?), however, I watched an entertaining, similar to 300 movie, which makes sense as it was a sequel.

I would dare say, the naval battles, the origin of Xerxes, and the crazy final battle make this exactly equal (or a bit better) than the first. The sea battles are amazing, it must be CGI (because how could they have that many people rowing war boats) but it looked amazing.

In conclusion, if you enjoyed 300, then this sequel holds up! Will watch again.


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