Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemesia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
|Release Date||:||March 5, 2014|
|Production Company||:||Cruel and Unusual Films, Legendary Pictures, Hollywood Gang Productions, Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Nimar Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Kurt Johnstad, Frank Miller, Zack Snyder, Jay Oliva|
|Casts||:||Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Ashraf Barhom, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Peter Mensah, Ben Turner, Christopher Boyer, Fred Ochs, Price Carson, John Michael Herndon, David Pevsner, Peter Ferdinando, Igal Naor, Luke Roberts, George Georgiou, Farshad Farahat, Christopher Sciueref, Steven Cree, Caitlin Carmichael, Jade Chynoweth, Kevin Fry, David Sterne, Gregor Truter, Vincent Walsh, Nick Court, Mark Killeen, Daniel Rashev, Dimiter Martinov, Stefan Ivanov, Atanas Srebrev, Mark Aaron Wagner, Nancy McCrumb, Bo Roberts, Gregory Shelby, Velizar Peev, Wayne Dalglish|
|Plot Keywords||:||based on graphic novel, ancient greece, duringcreditsstinger, sea battle, hand to hand combat, minions, naval warfare, 3d|
Recently, I tend to think that the first couple of thousand of votes and reviewers are paid by the studios on IMDb.com and the flick will receive its real score about half a year later.
I browsed through dozens of 7 to 10 reviews and I couldn't believe my eyes. Have you seen the same movie I watched yesterday? I loved 300 but this one is a million miles from it. I really don't want to write about the performance of Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton because they perfectly matched the movie itself: the storyline, the bloody scenes, the dialogs, everything. Forgettable, CGI-packed action with predictable rhythm of "calm" and intense scenes from beginning to end. As far as I remember, the Persians never destroyed Athens and the "rebirth" of Xerxes was also a joke, not to mention the union of Artemisia and Themistokles. 300 was almost a perfect movie but it has nothing to do with its glorious predecessor.