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300: Rise of an Empire -- An IMAX 3D Experience Synopsis
Greek Gen. Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) leads the charge against the invading Persian army.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Even with the uniformly good performances — and the standout work from Ms. Green — 300: Rise of an Empire is foremost a triumph of...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
The film belongs to Green — maybe the only actress ever to "graduate" from being a Bertolucci muse to a bloodthirsty action-flick...
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By Scott Foundas
Anchored by Eva Green’s fearsome performance as a Persian naval commander whose vengeful bloodlust makes glowering King Xerxes seem a mere...
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Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Rise of an Empire might have been essentially more of the same, but for one distinction that makes it 300 times better than its...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The design... is stunning, an improvement over 2006's “300.” And the action never disappoints. It’s a pity this colorless cast doesn’t hold...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This is digital fake-ism all the way. Audiences bought it the first time; they're likely to buy it a second time.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Israeli director Noam Murro does an excellent job of managing and expanding the franchise established so vividly by Zach Snyder.
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By James Berardinelli
The lack of a creative driver behind the film leads to a level of fundamental dissatisfaction. The movie delivers all the necessary...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Green rules the picture with her nutty stare and her willingness to get nasty in a hot sex scene, but the movie’s main weak point is the...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Stunningly shot and stupidly written.
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Fantastic IMAX Experience

By douggramkow
Few movies are worth the extra expense to see in an IMAX 3D Experience. 300: Rise of an Empire was definitely worth the extra expense. I wouldn't have wanted to see it in anything less than IMAX 3D!...

Fight scenes are epic but plot leaves you "flat" from first 300 movie

By goodnplenty64
As always, the fight scenes were great but I found myself closing my eyes at many parts that were just flat. This definitely didn't have the thrill like the first movie (where I wanted to join King...

Amazing cinematography

By yankeenatman
Very good film. yes its bloody violent but a good story. Incredible action scenes on the high seas, and Eva Green is one of the best villainess ever. Sullivan is the Jason Statham with swords, bow...


By jdpulley252
Great must see movie! Would definitely recommend IMAX 3-D if possible. The only qualm I could personally see someone argue with is how the movie ended but overall GREAT!...

Battle scenes beat 300's battle scenes

By TeddyRumpskinz
The battle scenes in this movie actually beat 300's battle scenes! If you were a fan of the first 300 movie this is definitely a must see. Seriously consider seeing this movie in IMAX 3D because this...

300:Rise of an Empire

By Raveonzeek
Great action movie that runs in parallel to the original 300. Less of a love story, but more of the action. A great naval battle as well. Effects were very cool. Just remember, this is an action...

A wild ride

By flixmaster38
This was the first time watching a movie in Imax. I gotta say it was a very good experience. The action sequences were off the chain, they should of left out that little sex scene for it had no place...

Loved It!!!!!!!

By ogodoy85
It was as good as the first one and I like the fact that it gave a beginning start of the story and inside details of the movie...

Good not great follow up!

By iKnowMoviesButDoU
Fantastic visuals! Interesting parallel storyline to the original 300. The writing and developments throughout the story are unfortunately not as strong as the original. The 3D works very well. Eva...

worth the wait!!!

By jorgi1
my nephew said he liked it more than the 1st one... but I think I liked both the same, ... although the nice thing from the first one was that the commentator would do some interesting comments that...

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Rated R | For Nudity, A Sex Scene, Some Language and Stylized Bloody Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Sequel with stylized bloody battles, sex, and vengeance.
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