300: Rise of an Empire movie quotes bring the epic war film 300 back for a new installment. The follow-up was directed by Noam Murro using a screenplay by Zach Snyder and Kurt Johnstad. 300: Rise of an Empire opened in theaters in the United States on March 7, 2014.
In 300: Rise of an Empire, the year is 480 BC and the setting is Greece. In events before, during and after those in the original 300, the second Persian invasion of Greece is taking place. On one side Athenian general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) is trying to keep his troops' spirits high in the wake of the 300 killed but seeing as they are backed up on their heels, that's easier said than done.
On the other side, Artemisia (Eva Green), the Achaemenid Queen of Caria, and King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), the Achaemenid King of Persia are more than confident that they have what it takes to finish the job and take down Greece. As the battle continues, both sides have to deal with different challenges as each fight for survival.
300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters after a slow early 2014 with other releases such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Monuments Men, Winter's Tale, RoboCop (2014), About Last Night, Vampire Academy, The Lego Movie, Gimme Shelter, I, Frankenstein, Ride Along, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Wolf of Wall Street, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Her, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, and Frozen.