[2014 Movie Review]- 300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American fantasy war film directed by Noam Murro. It is a follow-up to the 2007 film, “300, taking place before, during, and after the events of that film with a fictionalised retelling of the Battle of Salamis. Zack Snyder, who directed and co-wrote the original film, acts as writer and producer on Rise of an Empire.

Our Review of 300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire was released in Singapore theatres on 6 March 2014 [10 days ago] and we caught the movie just two days ago. With a running time of 103 minutes and a rating of M18 for violence and sexual scenes, 300: Rise of an Empire is definitely not a movie for the young.

A majority of the battle scenes in the movie are quite bloody and gory; so much so that by the time the movie ends, the audience would have been numbed by it. Although the casts portrayed their roles really well, the storyline of the movie is just average.

In our opinion, what would probably be the most popular and the most talked about scene in the movie would be the one where Themistokles and Artemesia had an intense lovemaking session.

If you haven’t caught 300: Rise of an Empire yet, we will definitely recommend it but just don’t expect too much unless you’re just watching the movie to see hot dudes with washboard abs and Eva Green’s well-endowed assets.

300: Rise of an Empire Movie Synopsis
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 [Sullivan Stapleton] 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 [Rodrigo Santoro], and Artemesia [Eva Green], vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

300: Rise of an Empire Movie Trailer

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