Reviews for this film from our members:
Mario Alegre @ Primera Hora [Spanish]
[New – 6/5/14] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
Excerpt: Volvemos al pasado dorado y ultraviolento en una digna película que transcurre paralela a la batalla de las Termópilas. Hortera pero molona, videojueguil y rápida, una propuesta palomitera que hará pasar un buen rato a los espectadores más guerreros.
Matt Brown @ Twitch
Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
Excerpt: It’s a highly stylized movie, but that was to be expected with this movie. Anything more subdued would seem like it didn’t come from the same world as the first movie.
Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: Murro’s bottled lightning with his female star, Green, whose brutal punk vamp is the best reason to see the film.
Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: The narrative serves as a prequel and a sequel, while providing a central plot that runs concurrently to the events of the previous film, and yes, the result is as unfocused as it sounds.
Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
Excerpt: Filled with excessive amounts of blood splattering in slow-motion, it’s a stylized action fantasy, complete with brutal naval battles and brimming with grisly gore.
Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
Excerpt: Okay let’s see now. Pecs, Blood, Pecs, Blood, Pecs, Pecs, Pecs, Blood, Blood, BREASTS, Pecs, Pecs, Blood, Blood, Pecs Blood, Pecs. That pretty much sizes up the narrative formula of 300: Rise of an Empire.
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: Eva Green stalks this movie with pride and honor, and is almost the only thing worth watching amidst frenetic CGI cartoon battle action and endless ancient carnage.
Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
Excerpt: Short Version: More 300-style action but not a better 300-style experience.
Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
Excerpt: Whenever Artemisia and Xerxes aren’t up on screen, the latter being particularly sparse, “300: Rise of an Empire” is rather dull. Now, isn’t that a sword in the heart?
Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
Excerpt: The film sticks so closely to the playbook that it never finds a way to become fun on its own terms. Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
Excerpt: N ot quite a solid foundation for a cinematic franchise or empire…
Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine
Excerpt: …a pointless and testosterone-driven banal bloodbath. Basically, the sequel 300: Rise of an Empire is a dreary and dull showcasing of over-the-top decapitations, piercings and an indistinguishable string of battlefield bloodshed that has all the compelling flair of an infected punctured rib.
Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
Excerpt: Going in with low expectations (how can you make a sequel to 300?), I was pleasantly surprised by Rise of an Empire, which broadens and builds upon the material in the original film.
Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
Excerpt: If only Frank Miller had written a graphic novel entitled “Artemisia” instead of “Xerxes.” Heaven knows this film only works when Eva Green is on screen. Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: History takes a beating…and viewers get a pretty good pummeling, too…another wacky, CGI-dominated, ultra-macho bloodbath.
Phil Villarreal @ COED.com
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