300: Rise of an Empire
- R (for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language)
- Running time:
- 102 minutes
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. This film pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
- Release date:
- March 7, 2014
- Quick review:
- As in the original 300 film, the vastly outnumbered ancient Greeks are trying to hold off the invading Persians. But this time they’re fighting on boats - and against a villainess (Eva Green). And as in the original, you get gruesome stylized violence mixed with visual panache.