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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. Themistokles is against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Action Adventure - Like the first film, this is an extremely violent and bloody period
action-adventure, and takes place before, during, and after the
events of that film. The returning stars, Lena Headey and Rodrigo
Santoro, only appear in small capacities, with the leads being
all-new characters. In addition to the gory violence, there are some
profanities and one extended sex scene, so parents should be warned.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average This film's constant attempts to mine the first film's touchstones result in a pale echo of a onetime success rather than a new installment of a franchise.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average Is there intelligent dialogue, or anything actually emotionally stirring? By my lights, no.
USA TodayFull Review Average This wacky take on Greek history won't bother action fanatics. The '300' sequel is beautiful and bloody.
NY PostFull Review Above Average OK, there isn't a lot of seriousness here, and the relentless attempts to coin a new battle-cry catchphrase do approach self-parody. But why fight it? This isn't Sparta. This . . . is . . . Hollywood!
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 55 moviegoers:
TEENS: All but a couple of the males loved "300: Rise of the Empire." Four of the five females also loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Great reviews from the four males. One female loved it and one disliked it.
ADULTS:About 80% of the males and females enjoyed "300: Rise of the empire" very much with most loving it. There were a small percentage of average to low reviews, but nearly everyone enjoyed it, at least to some degree.