• 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

300: Rise of an Empire

Release Date: March 7th, 2014

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2014

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

While King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans have their date with destiny at Thermopylae, another battle against the Persians is brewing, this time at sea. Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton), a Greek general, sees the threat posed by the God-King Xerxes of Persia. He knows that he must unite all of Greece if he is to stand any chance of repelling the Persian invasion. Even if he accomplishes his mission, Themistocles must still face Artemisia (Eva Green), the ruthless leader of the Persian armada.

Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell

Director: Noam Murro

Genres: Adventure , Action , Fantasy

Production Co: Mark Canton/Gianna Nunnari, Cruel and Unusual Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Brooding, Underdog, House, Wife, Dark, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Even with the uniformly good performances — and the standout work from Ms. Green — 300: Rise of an Empire is foremost a triumph of production design, costumes, brilliantly choreographed battle sequences and stunning CGI. show more

  • 0

    The empty violence and pointless style are only the biggest problems. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Other than for the pleasure of watching Green try to conquer ancient Greece dressed as a distant forebearer of Catwoman, more is less and a little late in this long-aborning sequel. show more

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