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.
August 6, 2019
Elevated only by Green's gleefully demented performance, 300: Rise of an Empire, to its credit and its detriment, plays like a fun but needless extension of its predecessor.
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.
February 1, 2019
It's a film that sacrifices style for substance, but man, that substance is a lot of fun.
January 11, 2019
[I]t retroactively makes 300 less interesting (if it was ever truly interesting to begin with).
November 11, 2018
It is fine and dandy if 300: Rise Of An Empire is the type of erratic cinema smorgasbord that some may feel drawn to in the orgy of grossness, nudity, debauchery and tawdriness...[an] empty-minded salacious spectacle
November 1, 2018
On a story level, Rise of an Empire is a superior film to its predecessor with a much better structured plot and more defined heroes and villains.
August 24, 2018
300: Rise of an Empire combined 3 things that I very much enjoy: shirtless men, powerful ladies and some good old bloody violence. That being said, if you're looking for anything more than that then you've come to the wrong place.
August 20, 2018
The visceral visuals that drove the first ferocious retelling of the ancient battle of Thermopylae -- have been ramped up, opening a new chapter in the bloody, epic saga of the proud and fragmented Greek nation's struggle for freedom.
May 25, 2018
Producer/writer Zack Snyder has recreated the depth of King Lear, only elevated to the sophisticated level of a YouTube comment thread.
April 9, 2018
While it attempts to cure the thematic sins of its predecessor, it ultimately fails to rise above the necessity for gimmickry.
February 21, 2018
This really is the schlockiest and cringiest sequel ever.
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