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Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-27-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By skizzerflake
Maybe it's time to see it and form your own...

Maybe it's time to see it and form your own opinion. Commenting on a movie you have not seen based on someone else's comment won't get you very far.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-21-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By skizzerflake
Read up on Roman history and the movie will get...

Read up on Roman history and the movie will get better. It's definitely "Hollywood", but it gets more right about Romans than most movies of that sort.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-14-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By skizzerflake
I really like it because it's one of the few...

I really like it because it's one of the few Roman movies that is not full of judgmental, after-the-fact Christian attitudes; it just avoids that topic completely. It's definitely a kind of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-13-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By skizzerflake
From what I have read in actual Roman texts,...

From what I have read in actual Roman texts, Commodus was viewed, even in those times, as a rage-a-holic and a bombast, none of which are like Phoenix's portrayal.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-06-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By skizzerflake
It's worth noting that Phoenix's low-key...

It's worth noting that Phoenix's low-key performance was quite at odds with the historic Commodus, who was a raging character that did fight in the arena and embarrassed the family and empire. I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-03-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying

The weakest part of the movie is how it tries to encapsulate a 500 year empire into a 2 hour movie. I have to admit to having more than a passing knowledge of ancient Rome, especially in regard to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-31-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying

Really, read up on ancient world warfare. Gladiator is the best that it's ever been done. In addition, the world weary Emperor Marcus Aurelius is pretty much straight on. In his later years he...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-30-21
Replies: 56
Why I find Gladiator (2000) to be slightly annoying
Posted By skizzerflake
If there is such a thing as Roman nostalgia,...

If there is such a thing as Roman nostalgia, Gladiator does it. If you've ever read any Roman literature (I actually did, way back when, in Latin), several themes emerge in the movie. The plot...