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Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-28-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
And the film itself is worth at least one watch. ...

And the film itself is worth at least one watch. There are nice sights and sounds and some great moments. Whether the whole affair takes you in is an open question.

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Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-18-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
I suspect I watched a much better film than you...

I suspect I watched a much better film than you did. :)



And higher resolution will "resolve" our interpretive dispute?

If so, I should note that I own the film on Blu Ray, so I am pretty...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-13-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
I think you missed it. Lawrence is a romantic. He...

I think you missed it. Lawrence is a romantic. He falls in love with a cause and especially with the idea of himself being a savior. He has a sort of semi-death wish in Deraa. He only has a handful...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-05-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
No, he doesn't kill because he has to. He kills...

No, he doesn't kill because he has to. He kills because he likes to. The first man he kills troubles him because he relished the event. And then he almost loses his crown jewel of Damascus when he...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-03-21
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-02-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
So, you don't count Lawrence of Arabia as an...

So, you don't count Lawrence of Arabia as an epic?






Merely that the film is slightly annoying in the manner in which it gives us our contest of good and evil. There is a line between...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-30-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
I tried reading the first book and it just turned...

I tried reading the first book and it just turned me off. I'd already read the Hornblower books and Forester is just more readerly. The Hornblower series are a hoot. O'Brian's books feel are too...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-30-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
Yes. And while this one is also a can of hero...

Yes. And while this one is also a can of hero worship, it is less annoying. Aubrey is fallible. He is a little obsessed. He is even a tad superstitious (as a man of his time would have been). He is...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-30-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
Well, Lawrence of Arabia has nuance, doesn't it?...

Well, Lawrence of Arabia has nuance, doesn't it? Our hero is seduced, and we are seduced, he becomes a seducer and the Arabs are seduced. And then he becomes venal and develops a lust for blood.
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Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-29-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By Corax
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying

Beautifully shot, beautifully scored, solid actors. It's one of those films that usually "hooks" me if it happens to be on. Am I not entertained? Well, yes. However, I am also slightly annoyed. Crow...