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.
I loved 300. The sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire was...ok, but not something that I would watch more than once.
This fanedit takes the best elements of both films and ties them together into one seamless narrative. I was very impressed with both the visual and audio editing, and Aztek463 has succeeded in making a fanedit where the end result is greater than the sum of its parts.
Really fantastic edit by Aztek, been waiting for this one a while and it does not disappoint. Cutting together the two films is a bold venture but it works perfectly here. The narrative flows well and the action is just great from wall to wall. All the slow bits from 300 are gone and the weaker parts from the sequel have been similarly excised. I think this a must-watch for all 300 fans.
Audio visually splendid, with a lot of care apparent in the grading. Highest recommendations!
Amazing work my friend
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.