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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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Noam Murro

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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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Taglines:

The battle of glory continues See more »

Genres:

Action | 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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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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This film reunites Clash of the Titans (2010) stars Hans Matheson and Ashraf Barhom. 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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The Movie Lives on its Feet
6 March 2014 | by Sahl_95See all my reviews

300: Rise of an Empire was a little different from what I initially expected. Assumed it was a sequel. However, it is more of a companion movie - a different view point of the events in 300 and the events after and some events before.

I found the story to be entertaining. The Persians are still attacking Greece, but this time we watch from the view point of Athenian Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) while the events of 300 unfold elsewhere. The backstory of some old and some new characters were interesting to watch. The events which take place after 300 were awesome and led to some great battle scenes.

And whilst 300 had plenty of fantastic battle scenes, Rise has some equally fantastic naval battle scenes. Ships wrecks, beheadings, one on ones, and battles were all awesome and entertaining. Watching Themistocles engage in naval tactics was quite fun to watch. The one on one (or multiple) combats were a bit better than the original. I found them rougher and just more fun to watch. Eva green as Artemisia was amazing. She was terrifying at times and great fun to watch.

However, I did find a few scenes felt out of place and unnecessary. In saying that, the confrontations Themistocles and Artemisia more than made up for it.

The ending of the movie was satisfying and to repeat myself, so was the final battle scenes. They were incredibly fun to watch.

A very entertaining movie, especially since I was lucky to be able to watch them back to back on the big screen.


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