300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Critic Consensus: It's bound to hit some viewers as an empty exercise in stylish gore, and despite a gonzo starring performance from Eva Green, 300: Rise of an Empire is a step down from its predecessor.
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|Rating:||R (for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure|
|Directed By:||Noam Murro|
|Written By:||Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Frank Miller|
|In Theaters:||Mar 7, 2014 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 24, 2014|
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Critic Reviews for 300: Rise of an Empire
Just by avoiding the haze of perfunctoriness that envelops so many sequels, "300: Rise Of An Empire" is a success.
300: Rise of an Empire therefore becomes a tedious slog of repetitive callbacks not only to its predecessor but also itself.
Tries hard to follow in Snyder's footsteps - plenty of speed-ramping slow-mo action - but it just comes across as an imitator.
Black Sabbath's War Pigs coats the end credits in the aural equivalent of liquid metal, the final guilty pleasure of a senses-battering 106 minutes of military mayhem.
Audience Reviews for 300: Rise of an Empire
A cheap excuse for an obvious rehash that, despite the gorgeous looks, has no vitality, intensity or a personality of its own - and its lame hero is even obfuscated by the sexy villain played by Eva Green, who we can't help but root for to slaughter every single Greek in that place.
Not as visually impressive as the first "300" film, but it is still quite nice. The acting is rather poor and passionless with the sole exception of Eva Green who plays her roll of a an evil warrior temptress to the hilt. The story is coherent and somewhat entertaining, but not really as epic as history would have allowed.
Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire never rises to greatness.
Partly narrated, the 90 minutes of storytelling tends to get a bit tedious. The back story is a plus, along with some of the character background, but other than the 2 major leads, everyone else is forgettable.
Done with a ton of green screen and splattered with CG blood, 300: Rise of an Empire gets tiresome visually. Other than some stylized swordplay in the finale, the violence is mildly amusing at best and hampered at times while the speed slows.
Eva Green works her minutes with a high success rate. Her line delivery is fitting for her role. Lacking a bit in the charismatic department, Sullivan Stapleton still manages to put together a lead character.
Despite some shining moments, 300: Rise of an Empire as a whole dissatisfies. No rise of an empire here.
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