Rise of An Empire

Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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.

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Edition: Rental
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Miller, Frank (Xerves) 1957-
Snyder, Zack 1966-, screenwriter
Johnstad, Kurt screenwriter
Murro, Noam film director
Wenham, David 1965-, Actor
Matheson, Hans 1975-, Actor
Green, Eva 1980-, Actor
Headey, Lena Actor
Stapleton, Sullivan Actor
Santoro, Rodrigo 1975-, Actor
Warner Home Video (Firm) film distributor


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Nov 17, 2014
  • kalua1969 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not bad, but certainly not great either. Falls short in comparison to the original 300 in terms of acting and storyline. Special effects / graphics are pretty much the same, and as one reviewer mentioned below, quite overdone with embers and ash swirling around throughout the entire movie...even in places you wouldn't think they'd be floating around the air in. Not sure what the director was going for with that, but oh well....I guess the world was on fire or something.

Overall...a decent movie to watch if you have nothing else to do on a boring weekend. Certainly one to rent and not buy.

Nov 10, 2014
  • thislibrarysucksbad rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Weak story line, too much senseless violence.

Sep 24, 2014
  • jackandbean rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

For all the people who want a good story. Why don't you read Homer or some Greek mythology instead of bad mouthing a great film!!!!!!!

Sep 21, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Less boring and more imaginative than the first movie.

Only a fool would not expect to see excessive gory violence, but unfortunately mankind's filthy history is rife with it...to this day.

The redeeming quality is that throughout history, decent men have heroically fought perverse men and nations in vile pursuit of domination and downright evil.

Persian, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Ottoman, Nazi, English and now American empires...all have flourished and have (or will soon) vanish due to their lust for power and wealth.

There must be a God after all. Selah!

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 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 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.

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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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