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300 Rise of an Empire

Action History War


 

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces.

"300: Rise of an Empire" is an epic spectacle of video-game violence and gore. This stylised action fantasy retains the familiar and flashy comic-book style of the franchise, replete with blood-spattering slow motion and enough visceral excess to keep the senses engaged. Although it pales in comparison when evoking the same emotional vigour of its predecessor, the void is redeemed by the sultry, murderous heroine at its center who steals and carries the show. Not bad as a stand-alone movie, it's just missing some limbs.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 6th March 2014
Roadshow Films 102 mins