300: Earth and Water

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Top notch editing. The technical profiency of this edit is very high. It was an interesting watch, but at the end of the day I just don't care about the events in Rise as much as the original. This makes them as good as they can be, I think. I wish the movie didn't have to go on after the ending of the original 300, but narratively there would be no way to make that work. This was a cool idea executed as well as is possible. I think the story of the sequel/prequel just isn't that strong. I'll watch this edit on occasion though it doesn't replace 300 for me.

The editing is pretty seamless and the picture quality is outstanding.

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The editing here is superb, and the quality of chopping these 2 films together is top notch.

Unfortunately, the weak spots of the film are from the prequel. I hated 300 Rise of an Empire completely. Outside of the origin of Xerxes, the prequel was just garbage...and sadly, while the editing and pacing here was really well done, I still had zero interest in the 300 Rise characters or plotlines. The original 300 bits are still equally as good as they ever were, but it's obvious where the shift in tone and color scheme take place when switching between films, and I just didn't give a crap when the Rise parts came into play.

I was just hoping that the Rise portions would be minimal, which they weren't. I feel like the Spartan story took a backseat to the sub-par Rise bits in this edit. We never really got to know the Spartans before the war, although we got history on the main characters from Rise. It's a shame because the quality difference between 300 and Rise is huge. I feel like Rise is better off a secondary supplementary material than being a focus.

If anything I would have cut the stupid sex fight between Eva Green and whats-his-face from Rise. That was just dumb. I was hoping at a minimum, this edit would omit it, but alas it was still there.

I can't knock the quality of this edit though. Technically, it's a very professional edit. I just was hoping to much less Rise and retain the majority of 300. And the majority of my 7/10 score for enjoyment here goes to the original 300 bits.

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Now this was interesting.

The edit works incredibly well as a single narrative, regardless of the movies being released almost a decade apart. The reprising roles make it even more convincing, and no unaware viewer would take this for less than a back-to-back production of two separate installments. There are some narrative inconsistencies that could have been edited along - like the persian emissary disdain for Queen Gorgo's say as a woman, even though he is shown to have been Artemisia's mentor at that point. But that's on the nitpick side. While other reviewers have taken issue with how prominent the sequel story is in the edit, I think it's for the better since it gives the original some real-world political sustenance instead of relying just on mythic sandals-on-the-ground.

AV quality is just okay, editing is pretty flawless throughout.

Good showcase for fanediting.

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Fantastic edit. Aztek463 has pumped up the epic into the original 300. The original 300 was more intimate than its sequel. By combining 300 with 300 Rise of the Empire, Aztek463 has given the story a 3 ACT structure that not only gives the original story more context but adds more spectacle, more violence more sex and more depth. Flawless integration of the 2 films. This is the must go version of these 2 films. This edit should also win the award of the best film edit of this month. Kudos to Aztek463!

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Wow. I'm really impressed with this edit. Mashing both the 300 movies together and cutting away the fat was always going to be gold, but nothing could prepare me for how emotionally engrossing a 2+ hour movie that's wall to wall combat could be. The finer points of both flicks are excised but I didn't miss any of it at all, I was fully entrenched in the story of the war being fought on two fronts, expertly intercut by the editor so you always knew exactly who you were following. I enjoyed this a lot. The only possible way I could see to improve it would be to somehow include a few more scenes with Eva Green unteathered breasts, but even without that this is still an edit that I'll be returning to again and again. It's an epic in every sense of the word.

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