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300

Rise of An Empire
(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. He's pitted against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Title: 300
Rise of an empire
Edition: Rental
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
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Based on the graphic novel "Xerves" by Frank Miller
Summary: Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. He's pitted against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Audience: Rating: R; for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad ; produced by Gianni Nunnair ... and others ; directed by Noam Murro
Distributor: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Credits: Director of photography, Simon Duggan ; editor, Wyatt Smith, David Brenner.
Performers: David Wenham, Hans Matheson, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro.
System Details: DVD, widescreen; Region 1; Dolby Digital; Dual-layer
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Xerxes I, King of Persia, 519 B.C.-465 B.C. or 464 B.C. Drama Themistocles, approximately 524 B.C.-approximately 459 B.C. Drama Greece Drama Gods Drama
Genre/Form: Action and adventure films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Gods
Publisher No: 1000324585 Warner
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Aug 15, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

If you like blood & guts, you will get plenty of it. Severed limbs aplenty. Boring compared to the first movie, 300. Ok special effects, with a lot of focus on gore.

Aug 12, 2014
  • Keogh rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not quite a sequel, as the events here take place before, during, and after the events of 300. It's very much in the same style as its preceeding film, though, with the same annoying slo-mo action at times, excessive gore, and lots of bare flesh. Oddly it worked better for me than the first one though. Perhaps it's because the influence of Frank Miller is less felt here. And perhaps it's because the presence of Xerxes is less used here than in the first film. Rodrigo Santoro, who played the role in both films, doesn't seem to be as overwhelmingly present in this one as he did in the first, and that helps. Santoro's performance is an over the top demonstration of excess that just grates on the nerves, and his lesser role this time out makes a difference. Sullivan Stapleton is very good in the lead as the determined Athenian general trying to save all of Greece, and Eva Green really makes the most of her role as Artemisia, the woman who commands the Persian navy, bent on revenge.

Aug 11, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a movie with plenty of slashing and buckets of blood, all splashed across the screen in slo-mo. So you have to know what you are in for. The CGI is good and makes sea battles visually interesting. Apart from that, this film is a step-down from its predecessor.

Aug 09, 2014
  • pfcpat2 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A really boring movie. Not much of a story line. Mostly graphic and bloody battle scenes together with a violent sexual scene. Little character development. Historical connection to events rather tenuous.

Aug 05, 2014
  • smurray13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

As good as the first.

Jul 26, 2014
  • Myheyzeus rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

If you can't tell, that's ambers and dust throughout the whole movie. Yes, WHOLE movie. Please, someone add a page curl effect! Athens is burning. I got it. Perhaps more time should have been spent on character development?

Quite honestly, no reason to sit through this one (someone is making me, as I write this. Trust me, no ending can bring redemption)

By the way, love the Irish/Scottish/British accents to the Greek Persian movie!

P.S. I did surprisingly enjoy the first 300 movie.

Jul 25, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well done sequel/ followup to the first 300 movie, continues after the Last Stand of Leonidas and his soldiers. While I preferred the first movie, this one has it in terms of pure spectacle and some very graphic battle scenes, mostly CGI. Nevertheless, it's one to see.

Jul 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

big part of the story was presented in narratives and the rest by crashing/burning ships or bodies slashed, cut, stabbed and chopped. Pretty entertaining with stunning visuals on the ancient Greeks versus Persians war.

piss poor movie. A complete waste of time.

Jul 09, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Make-believe naval warfare and fantasy history ! Graphicly goofy ! The real story is sooo much more interesting. (Kev's PICkS: A lucid and fascinating account of this important confrontation can be found in 'The Battle of Salamis, the Naval Encounter that Saved Greece--and Western Civilization', by Barry S.Strauss ).

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Aug 11, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: One scene of rough sex, with some nudity.

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Jul 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Oracle's words stand as a warning. A prophecy. Sparta will fall. All of Greece will fall. And Persian fire will reduce Athens to cinder. For Athens is a pile of stone and wood... and cloth and dust...and, as dust, will vanish into the wind.
Only the Athenians themselves exist. And the fate of the world hangs on their every syllable. Only the Athenians exist.

And only stout wooden ships can save them. Wooden ships...and a tidal wave of heroes' blood.

10 years ago, this war began...as all wars begin: With a grievance …

Jul 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Queen Gorgo to troops:
A story that will be told
for a thousand years.
Let our final stand
...be recorded to the histories.
And let it be shown
...that we chose to die on our feet
...rather than live on our knees!

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