300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Tuesday, 07 April 2020

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and sex scene.

  • The pitch:

    It's all Greek to Themistokles.

  • Starring:

    Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor

  • Directed by:

    Noam Murro

  • Running time:

    102 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot (arrows), raped, axed, slashed, lanced, trampled, bludgeoned, hit with objects, decapitated, stabbed, throat-slit, strangled, drowned, kicked, elbowed, dragged, body-slammed, bound, whipped, thrown, dismembered, burned, slapped. A girl watches her family raped and murdered. A girl is repeatedly raped (implied). An animal is killed (swords). Suicide mentioned. At-sea battles, ships rammed/capsized, explosions. Toppled, burning monuments, suicide missions. Screaming, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpses (very high body count), lots of blood splatter, pooling blood, spurting blood, bloody wounds, bloody cuts, bloody gashes, bloody hands, blood-splattered ground/floors. Decapitated heads, dismembered limbs, bandages, wound-dressing. Objects protruding from flesh, swollen/bloodshot eye, dislodged eyeball, bruising. Battle scars, many human skulls, charred remains.


    Women/girls are raped. A couple have rough sex (hair-pulling, throat-grabbing). Naked man (seen from rear and side). Lots of shirtless, near-naked men with chiseled washboard abs. Topless women, cleavage. Kissing, flirting, undressing.




    F-word, s-word. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women, slang for genitals.


    Greece, Athens, Persia, ancient history, mythology, prophecy, war, grievances, power, freedom, slavery, battle tactics, father-son relationships, siblings, deception, betrayal, victory, sacrifice, martyrs, vengeance.


    Deceased fathers, murdered sister. Horses, elephants, canine beasts, rhino beasts, giant undersea creatures, crow. Lightning, thunder, full moon. Soles of feet, spitting. Chicken leg eaten. Shaky camerawork, slow-motion cinematography.


    Entertaining, diverting, grand-looking, extravagant, bloody. Delicious/sinister/fearsome/magnificent/splendid/vampy performance by Eva Green, stunning visuals, impressive CGI backgrounds, dazzling interiors, elaborate costumes, some unusual/arresting moments.


    Daft, conventional, kitsch. Murky/forgettable script, dull/monochromatic visuals, thunderous/bombastic score.

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