300: Rise of an Empire Reviews

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March 9, 2014
The mere existence of 300: Rise of an Empire is worthy of note, especially the inventive means by which the story has been advanced.
March 7, 2014
Artemisia may ultimately have lost the war in this clash of civilizations, but she wins our hearts.
March 7, 2014
Don't be surprised if, two weeks from now, you forget it ever existed.
March 7, 2014
Long on crimson spurts of blood but low on character, larded with production value but bereft of any other kind of it, "300: Rise of an Empire' is a 3D joke.
March 7, 2014
There is much grinding of teeth, and mauling of history, and anachronistic use of gunpowder, until we plug our ears and desperately pray to the gods of Olympus, or the brothers of Warner, that they might make an end.
Top Critic
March 7, 2014
If the movie's action recalls video games, the dramatically artificial lighting suggests 1980s rock videos. Indeed, Rise of an Empire is so campy that it might work better as a musical.
June 17, 2019
Boring, numbing, unnecessary.
March 23, 2019
300: Rise of an Empire is a fun expansion to the universe created by Zack Snyder. Nevertheless, its apologetic plot may be another symptom of Frank Miller's creative decline. [Full review in Spanish]
March 8, 2019
The original's quotable lines are replaced with po-faced speeches about freedom and democracy, whilst the chosen palette -- all greys and blues -- is dark, dull, and tiresome.
February 5, 2019
[Eva Green's] take on Artemisia makes her worth watching, in this film and in future projects.
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