The cast includes Lena Headey, Peter Mensah, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, and Rodrigo Santoro reprising their roles from the first film, alongside Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Hans Matheson, and Callan Mulvey. It was released in 3D and IMAX 3D on March 7, 2014. The film's score was composed by Junkie XL. The film was released to mixed reviews, with critics praising the action sequences, music, cinematography, visual effects and Green's performance but criticizing the story and overstylized gore. It grossed over $337 million worldwide from a $110 million budget. . 300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American epic historical fantasy war film directed by Noam Murro. It is a sequel to the 2006 film 300, taking place before, during and after the main events of that film, very loosely based on the Battle of Artemisium and the Battle of Salamis with considerable altering of historical facts.. 300: Rise of an Empire Quotes All Movies 12 Years a Slave 13 Sins 300 300: Rise of an Empire 50 First Dates 50/50 A Beautiful Mind A Cinderella Story A Clockwork Orange A Few Good Men A Knight's Tale A Lot Like Love A Separation A Streetcar Named Desire A Walk to Remember About Time Adaptation..