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All audience reviews of 300: Rise of an Empire

  • Minus 300

    Rony D'costa

    Rated 
    2.5
    Desimartini | Updated - March 06, 2014 10:34 AM IST
    3.6DM (2279 ratings)

    Verdict - Dear Leonidas, you were missed in this follow up that rests solely on razzmatazz and cool visual effects. “This is Sparta!” NOT…

    300: Rise of an EmpireWatch trailerRelease date : March 07, 2014



    When Zack Snyder directed 300(2006) he was just one film old. That was the film, which throttled his career upwards. Now, he is back as a producer with '300 Rise of an Empire' handing out the director's reign to Noam Murro, who, coincidentally, is also one film old. Fans of 300 are warned, this follow up fails to rise to the earlier film. Think of it as just another film, and you might be able to have fun watching it

    Though, Frank Miller is credited for his graphic novel Xerxes, the script leaves Xerxes's character behind, somewhere, looming in the shadow, and focuses more on Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) and Artemisia (Eva Green). Set mostly on the high seas with battles that includes huge ships the story in this one is a mind puzzling hotch potch.

    I lost track of the plot mid way, and solely focused on the action sequences. There are a quite a lot of it and visually Noam Murro embellish it with the blood and gore, and the style associated with the previous film. Since, I saw the Imax 3d version of it, the film was worth the time, just for the larger than life action sequences. But, that was my only take away from the film.

    300 had an inspiring story to tell, the central character of Leonidas and the way Gerard Butler played was the glue that made the film stick. Even though Xerxes as a character is the most intriguing and dynamic of all, he was not explored at all in the film. If not for the 3D, I would have enjoyed the film more.

    Word of mouth - Dear Leonidas, you were missed in this follow up that rests solely on razzmatazz and cool visual effects. "This is Sparta!" NOT…

    Rating - ** ½ ( wont kill you)

    Ticket Meter - worth 200 bucks

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  • Hemanth Sreekumar
    Rated 3.5March 17, 2014

    300 Rise of an Empire - A Trial to rise a sequence.

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  • Danish Bagdadi

    Danish Bagdadi

    282 Reviews , 54 Followers
    Rated 3.0March 07, 2014

    Greek Gore

    Joining a long line of sequels "too late to the party" is '300: Rise of an Empire' coming nearly seven years after the original and it's quite defi...read more

  • Ameet Bhuvan

    Ameet Bhuvan

    399 Reviews , 118 Followers
    Rated 2.5March 07, 2014

    Enough of Sparta Now

    300 Rise of the Empire runs parallel to the predecessor 300. It is not exactly a sequel in terms of the narrative since we are just looking at anot...read more

  • Rony D'costa

    Rony D'costa

    407 Reviews , 107 Followers
    Rated 2.5March 06, 2014

    Minus 300

    When Zack Snyder directed 300(2006) he was just one film old. That was the film, which throttled his career upwards. Now, he is back as a producer ...read more