ROBOCOP IMAX Screenings Will Feature Sneak Peek At 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

Planning on seeing Sony's RoboCop in IMAX when it opens this Wednesday? Well if you do, you'll be treated to an extended look at Warner Bros.' 300: Rise of an Empire. Will you be seeing both films, just one or neither?

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By Mark Julian - 2/11/2014
What's the over/under that you're going to see 300: Rise of an Empire in theaters when it opens March 7th? For that matter, what are the chances that you're going to see RoboCop when it opens tomorrow? On the off chance that you are, you'll get to see an extended look at 'Rise of an Empire' which should help you make up your mind. Seven years ago, 300 surprised movie audiences and created a renewed interest in Frank Miller comic book properties but that was....seven years ago. No one is certain that a sequel can carry that same level of interest after so much time has passed. Still, the early reaction to a 13-minute preview screened for media outlets was pretty favorable so perhaps WB has another surprise on its hands?

300 sneak peek


Starring Lena Headey, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton, Andrew Tiernan and Callan Mulvey. Directed by Noam Murro. Written by Kurt Johnstad and Zack Snyder based on the fictional work of Frank Miller. Produced by Thomas Tull, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Stephen Jones, Jon Jashni, Craig J. Flores and Marty P. Ewing for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios. The film is set for U.S. release on March 7.

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
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loki668 - 2/11/2014, 2:54 AM
Excelsior!!
WarmAndGushy - 2/11/2014, 3:02 AM
DC comics own Darkhorse comics and Robo Cop is a Darkhorse character so it would make sense WB advertising a film of theirs.
giannis - 2/11/2014, 4:00 AM
I've already seen RoboCop once. I'm going to see it again tomorrow. And, I'm going to watch 300: Rise of an Empire on March 6, 2014!
WarmAndGushy - 2/11/2014, 4:16 AM
@giannis

What was RoboCop like?Any Good?
Godzillafart - 2/11/2014, 5:28 AM
Just watched the first 300 again to see if it was as bad as I remembered. It was.

Although the opening depicting Leonidas' childhood was beautiful, the rest of the film was a mixture of unintentional comedy, unintentional racism and a visual style that was tiresome by the end of the film, and looks incredibly dated now.

Needless to say, I'll be skipping "Rise of an Empire" (although in fairness I should add that the unintentional comedy of 300 is truly funny. The sex scene alone is enough to bring you to tears of mirth)

Might check out Robocop on a slow day though.

sameoldthing - 2/11/2014, 6:49 AM
Original ROBOCOP is awesome,I will see the new version in hopes the spark is there.
300 is very cool & the sequel looks cool,I will see that as well.

We live in the era of non-stop sequels...love it or leave it.
Maximus101 - 2/11/2014, 7:49 AM
Seriously Godzilla? You think 300 wasn't any good but you think most of marvel films are amazing? Lol make me shake my head man
Melkaticox - 2/11/2014, 7:52 AM
The hype is weak in this one.
DrunkenPirateNukem - 2/11/2014, 9:08 AM
300 was awsome...





Nuff said....

Also i watched this Robocop...oh jeez..this movie is generic as [frick]...dialogue, action, story.....please...
Godzillafart - 2/11/2014, 9:59 AM
Maximus101: 300 wasn't just "not any good", it was downright embarrassingly bad.

For the record, I think most Marvel films shoot for 3-4/5 stars and get it. They are good, but not great.

With the exception of IM and kinda Avengers...but not really...really just IM.
Godzillafart - 2/11/2014, 10:01 AM
@DukeNukem: You seem to be mistaking having some cool scenes (which 300 had plenty of) with being a good film (which 300 certainly was not).

As always...IMO.
DukeAcureds - 2/11/2014, 11:23 AM
MagnetoBorn@ Firsty, DC do not own Dark Horse; Secondly, Dark Horse do not own RoboCop.
The reviews of this movie that I've heard say that it is exactly as fans of the original feared it might be. The satire is pandered to early on in the film, then all sense of subversive comedy is lost and it turns into a mildly entertaining action film for young boys that completely misses the point of the original film. There is, however, supposed to be an interesting "What it means to be human" angle running throughout, but it is seemingly not explored that much.
The film has been out for a week, in my country, now and, though I am morbidly curious and anxious to see it for myself and make up my own mind, I refuse to see this in the opening week. Don't want the studio to get the impression that I want to see this movie because I think it might be good.
DukeAcureds - 2/11/2014, 11:28 AM
Also it almost goes without saying that the violent content of the film has been entirely restrained by it's rating concerns. A remake of RoboCop. With restrained violence.
So now we've had Total Remake and RebooCop, can Starship Rebooters be too far behind?
WarmAndGushy - 2/12/2014, 7:50 AM
I thought 300 was great adrenalin pumping and a visual spectacle.it had heart and blood and a point,if the sequel is as good or dare I say better then we are in for a treat and another renaissance on Spartacus and blood and sandal shows.

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