’300: Rise of an Empire’ Spoilers Discussion

Published 9 months ago by , Updated March 11th, 2014 at 4:38 pm,

300 Rise of an Empire Spoilers Ending 300: Rise of an Empire Spoilers Discussion

While our readers are already talking about this movie in the comments section of our 300: Rise of an Empire review, this is the place where you can discuss 300: Rise of an Empire spoilers without concerns about ruining the movie for people who haven’t seen it yet.

If you’re posting comments here, assume that anyone in the conversation has seen the movie – if you haven’t seen the movie, we would recommend you don’t read the comments here until you have.

For an in-depth discussion of the film by the Screen Rant editors check out our 300: Rise of an Empire episode of the SR Underground podcast.

We’ve set up a poll below where you can rate 300: Rise of an Empire for yourself. Other than that, feel free to discuss the film and all its surprises!

[poll id="771"]

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for future reviews, as well as movie, TV, and gaming news.

300: Rise of an Empire runs 102 minutes and is Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language. Now playing in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters.

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:
TAGS: 300, 300: Rise of an Empire

35 Comments

Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.


If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it.

  1. Okay, I’ll start…. THAT SEX SCENE! Best acting of Eva Green’s career, and having seen most of her movies, as well as not saying she’s a bad actress at all, that was pretty incredible stuff

    • I saw that sex scene in TRUE 3D IMAX.

      I’ll never be the same.

      • Then the 2 immortals share a moment of silence whilst they awkwardly gaze at each other… LOLz for days!

    • thank you so much for fully censoring that scene in Thailand! Thank you!

      • that part was also censored here in the Philippines..

        • Censored here too.. :/ waiting for the blu-ray to come out!

      • I wonder why they cut that scene in Thailand? I mean, movies like The Wolf of Wall Street is shown uncensored here.

    • I saw a review of the movie on Tuesday night (shameless plug for Film 2014 on BBC1) and they all agreed that the only reason to see this movie is Eva Green, then stated that there’s a scene where she has sex whilst simultaneously commanding an army or something.

      Made me want to see it, despite finding 300 boring and this movie looking just as bad. Only trouble is, I don’t want to spend too much money because next Friday, I’ll be watching The Zero Theorem and Under The Skin on their release day and don’t wanna waste money on a film I know already that I won’t enjoy save for that one recommended scene.

      • shows how much attention they were paying, because no such scene exists in the movie.

    • It was awesome! Themistocles bent his enemy over and had sex with her! I know it was so over the top but it was just kick-ass. That is about the “Bro-est” thing you can do to your female opponent. How can you not cheer for Themistocles after he just did that to his opponent and then stared at her in the face and answered “No”. Themistocles for president.

      • Apologies, Daz that wasn’t meant to be a direct response to you.

  2. Story, action, continuity, it’s all there. Lena Headey is the bomb right next to Eva, who stole the show. My cinema gave it a round of applause numerous time along with a few laugh where they were intended. It’s never gonna happen but if only MoS2 would give us a bit of blood and gore.

  3. seeing this tonight, can anyone describe the tone of this movie and how it compares to the 1st 300…and how the action sequences are without spoiling the movie for me?

    • it looks exactly the same, maybe even bloodier if that’s possible. i found the battles to be confusing, especially the ones at sea. in fact, i found the entire plot to be confusing and not as compelling as the original 300 spartans at the hot gates. As everyone is saying, Eva Green is the best thing in this movie, and Girard Butler is severely missed.

    • The action scenes are top notch! Theres a certain point where you forget you are watching a movie and just watching real battles.

      • im going in with high expectations just cuz i loved the 1st one soo much but i love Sullivan in strike back and Eva as a villian(Dark Shadows) but i dont really care if the plot is stupid or confusing as long is the action makes up for it

        • “…I dont really care if the plot is stupid or confusing as long is the action makes up for it.”

          And that right there is one of Hollywood’s biggest problems. Movies that somehow defy all logic by becoming a huge success financially because of those who genuinely don’t give a damn about quality while intelligent action movies (Dredd, Pacific Rim) become financial flops because they’re not just dumb films with all action and no plot.

          • yea when it comes to an action epic like this especially one that im going to see in theatres, all i want to see is action…i dont want to waste money on going to see a drama…now with that being said im not saying i dont appreciate dramas, in fact some of muy favorite movies have no violence in them but what i meant was this is the types of movies i like seeing on the big screen

          • Pacific Rim was intelligent?

            • PR is Einstein compared to the transformers series

          • Careful, Dazz, not to convey as being too elitist, else I will have to remind you of your expressed interest in seeing Expendabelles… :)

  4. Okay I need something explained to me though.

    In the first 300 Hundred movie the Spartan queen throughout the entire movie is trying to gather all of the Greek forces right? Like that was the meaning of her getting to speak in front of the council and in the end when they show those thousands of Greeks ready to fight you see that she was successful

    In this one THE ENTIRE TIME shes against unifying the Greek forces even though the movie takes place during the exact same time as the first 300 movie. Any care to explain where I’m mistaken??

    • She tried to get the entire Spartan army to go to war, not Greece.

  5. Gotcha…I hadnt seen the first movie in years but I wasnt sure if that was the case. Her whole attitude just seemed to be a complete 180 than it was in the first movie

    • yea Pat i was gonna asnwer your question but i havent seen the 1st one in awhile either and i have it on Blu Ray lol…but i ahvent seenthe new one yet so i dont really know what shes trying to do…and i liked pacific rim i thought it was cool and dredd even though Dredd didnt do that well

  6. I’ve learned that its apparently a smart move to bring a horse to a boat fight…?

    Right at the end of the first movie, its supposed to be 1 year after, Dilios is commanding 10,00 Spartans with an army of 30,000 greeks… ge gives a rousing speech and then they charge and it cuts to credits. Is this going to be in a potential and likely third movie? cuz at the end of this one Dilios and the queen are joining Themistocles at the naval battle, not sure of the timeline, I know the sequel takes place before during and after the original.

    • no this film is not covering the battle of Plataea. and it does come after the events in this film and the first 300. most likely if a third one is ever made, expect it to be about that. i hope it happens.

  7. Who needs Gerald Butler. We’ve got Eva Green !
    “You foght better than you F…”

    • Harder. “You fight harder than you f*ck” it the line.

      Damn cool movie. A slight step back from the original, but that isn’t really a knock considering how uber cool the original is.

    • i think its who needs gerard butler, we got sullivan stapleton. he did a good job in this movie, a more difficult job i believe. Green was good but perhaps how good or memorable she is has been over stated in some reviews.

  8. I liked the pacing of the new 300 movie, I thought it moved through the material they were trying to cover rather well and didn’t lag. the fact that most of it was on boats made it feel like it wasn’t just a retread. I wish the blood didn’t look like strawberry jam spilling out of people and I did not like the ending. It felt like it was all just a set up for a 3rd film. Themistokles & Queen Gorgo running at the camera slashing people roll credits, Xerxes is barely in it, so you know there’s going to be a 3rd installment as long as this one didn’t flop. Themistokles & Queen Gorgo vs Xerxes in 300 pt 3… maybe, unless they create another major villain to buffer that like they did this time. Artemisia was interesting but I would have rather had Xerxes square off against the heros and wrap this franchise up.

    That’s my 2 cents.

    • it really is set up for one last 300 film where Xerxes is the primary antagonist again. the potential is there, it will sell, WB just need to not wait another 7 years to do it.

  9. Ok so my bf and I disagree about something, we want to know what you guys think. At the end, when Themistocles says to Artemesia “I wouldn’t be a slave not even if I were chained to you.” He’s saying that he has some, even just a tiny bit of love for her. Like a respect, like soul to soul we are both warriors. lol…
    But my bf says no, Themistocles dedicated his life to being a warrior with his brothers, so he only has love for them, his brothers. and also if he were to take a lover/life partner that it would be one of his brothers. thoughts?

    • I would say you are correct on that. Yes he had devoted his life to the navy and his comrades as he stated on their first meet. However by the time it is the point in question he has grown somewhat fond of her. This is reinforced by his words and actions “it would be a poor choice to force my hand into action” and also giving her another opportunity to withdraw her attack and surrender “to me”. If he didn’t bear any feelings toward her, he would have killed her faster and probably as brutally as the others without a second thought.

  10. This movie is not as memorable as the first, suffers from weaker narration from all involved compared to Delios, and it lacks the crazy macho charm of Butler. but it nails just about everything else. and the soundtrack rocked balls.