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300: Rise of an Empire Reviews

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June 29, 2020
While 300: Rise of an Empire might have more story than its predecessor ... it feels like less of a film, overall.
June 17, 2019
Boring, numbing, unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 11, 2019
[I]t retroactively makes 300 less interesting (if it was ever truly interesting to begin with).
February 5, 2020
It rehashes old ideas and seems to bask in the gross and problematic elements of the original, unaware of the changes in social attitudes that had occurred between the production of the two films.
May 25, 2018
Producer/writer Zack Snyder has recreated the depth of King Lear, only elevated to the sophisticated level of a YouTube comment thread.
February 21, 2018
This really is the schlockiest and cringiest sequel ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 17, 2017
For a sequel, the rage wasn't there but enough emotion was present to coax a mighty tantrum or two.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 9, 2016
300: Rise of an Empire therefore becomes a tedious slog of repetitive callbacks not only to its predecessor but also itself.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 7, 2019
The original's quotable lines are replaced with po-faced speeches about freedom and democracy, whilst the chosen palette -- all greys and blues -- is dark, dull, and tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2014
There will be blood. And, of course, speeches about rising up against insurmountable odds and homoerotic subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 4, 2014
This movie is just an exercise in bloodletting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 7, 2014
This is the nadir of action cinema, a style that totally estranges the viewer from feeling anything at all about what they are watching.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 6, 2014
300: Rise of an Empire only seems to exist to bolster the CGI blood industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 6, 2014
So copious is the spilling of blood, and so lovingly does the camera watch it, that director Noam Murro veers uncomfortably close to fetishism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 7, 2014
Forgettable and only mildly entertaining, 300: Rise of An Empire seals its own fate at the initial story level by being so deeply invested in its own mythmaking and playing it super safe.
Read More | Original Score: D+
March 8, 2014
A mostly-forgettable pantomime of blood, gore and sculpted abs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2014
It's all breathless in the sense that every cast member sucks in his or her gut, chest puffed out, posing rigidly, half-naked, like Crossfit propaganda posters, reading lifeless lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 6, 2014
Noam Murro gives the film nothing so much as a hit-refresh on the same glistening, impossibly golden and gray flecks of pixel-barf that have invaded the frames of every tent-pole studio release since the Bush administration.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 4, 2014
300: Rise Of An Empire is a brainless, gore obsessed sequel to Zack Snyder's already brutish original, lacking the honor and heroism that our Spartan warriors previously displayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 23, 2014
300: Rise of an Empire is nothing but an attempt at recapturing the glory of its predecessor through imitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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