300: Rise of an Empire parents guide

300: Rise of an Empire

I'll see your 300 and raise you a bloody battle.

Release date March 7, 2014

This prequel to the movie 300 features bloody battles on the sea when the Greeks, under the command of General Themistocles, pull together a group of soldiers to face the forces of a Persian army lead by Xerxes.

Why is 300: Rise of an Empire rated R? The MPAA rated 300: Rise of an Empire R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.

300: Rise of an Empire
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is 300: Rise of an Empire rated R? 300: Rise of an Empire is rated R by the MPAA for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:
- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.
- Explicit depictions of decapitation and dismemberment.
- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Pervasive portrayals of weapons use and hand-to-hand combat, with details, blood and dismemberment.
- Frequent portrayals of impalement, stabbing, fighting and explosion.
- Scene of sexual assault, with no nudity, but some detail.
- Frequent detailed gory and grotesque images.
- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, with some detail, and breast and buttock nudity.
- Two scenes of nudity, depicting breasts, in non-sexual contexts.
- Sexual violence.
- Simulated sexual activity.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.

Language:
- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, once in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions.
- Limited use of slurs.

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300: Rise of an Empire
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory, Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Sexual Content, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Eroticism.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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Cast and Crew

300: Rise of an Empire is directed by Noam Murro and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Jack O'Connell.

This movie is based on the graphic novels of Frank Miller: 300 and Xerxes.

Learn more about the real historical figures featured in this tale here:

Xerxes

Themistocles

Home Video

The most recent home video release of 300: Rise of an Empire movie is June 24, 2014. Here are some details…

300: Rise of an Empire releases to home video on June 24, 2014.

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This movie is a prequel to 300. The Persian king Xerxes is depicted very differently in One Night With The King—the biblical retelling of the story of Ester. Greek heroes also grace the screen in Jim Hensons The Story Teller/ Greek Myths, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

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