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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | | Action, Drama | 7 March 2014 (USA)
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Greek general Themistokles of Athens leads the naval charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Director:

Noam Murro

Writers:

Zack Snyder (screenplay), Kurt Johnstad (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sullivan Stapleton ... Themistokles
Eva Green ... Artemisia
Lena Headey ... Queen Gorgo
Hans Matheson ... Aeskylos
Callan Mulvey ... Scyllias
David Wenham ... Dilios
Rodrigo Santoro ... Xerxes
Jack O'Connell ... Calisto
Andrew Tiernan ... Ephialtes
Igal Naor ... King Darius
Andrew Pleavin ... Daxos
Peter Mensah ... Persian Emissary
Ben Turner ... General Artaphernes
Ashraf Barhom ... General Bandari
Christopher Sciueref ... General Kashani
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Storyline

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. Written by ahmetkozan

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Taglines:

The battle of glory continues See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In reality Sparta was a land power and the Spartan Navy at the time of the Persian Wars was feeble. Sparta only contributed 16 ships to the combined fleet at the Battle of Salamis. The closest naval rivals to Athens at this time would have been Corinth, Megara and Chalcis. See more »

Goofs

The Greek soldier considered the "Hero of Marathon" was Miltiades, not Themistocles. Themistocles was the main General of the Greeks in the Battle of Salamina. See more »

Quotes

Queen Gorgo: It begins as a whisper. A promise. The lightest of breezes dances through the rigging as it creaks above the death cries of 10,000 men. It moves through her hair as gently as a lover's hand. That breeze, that promise, became a wind, a wind that is blown across Greece carrying a message told again and again of our Lady Freedom and how wise she was to charge Leonidas to lay all at her feet. A wind, my brothers, of sacrifice. A wind of freedom. A wind of justice. A wind of vengeance.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures logos are seen on doors that open up to reveal the mural of Leonidas and the 300 Spartans. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Indian theatrical release was cut in order to obtain an A (adults only) rating. The sex scene was trimmed. See more »


Soundtracks

War Pigs
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne), Bill Ward (as William Ward), Geezer Butler (as Terence Butler) and Tony Iommi
Performed by Black Sabbath
Courtesy of Downlane Limited
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24 September 2020 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

Everything I said about the first film also applies to this one. Essentially, it's more of the same. A visually striking epic CGI spectacle in comic-book style, whose story is both the prologue and the epilogue to the first film. Besides the really powerful visual aspect and excellent choreography of action scenes, this film has not much to offer. The cast is weaker than in the original, except for the fantastic Eva Green. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled 300 Sequel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,038,460, 9 March 2014

Gross USA:

$106,580,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$337,580,051
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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