Skip to comments.20 years since 'Gladiator' the movie
Posted on 05/14/2020 8:37:06 PM PDT by RandFan
20 years since Gladiator was released. I feel old!
Great movie (from memory). Here's an interesting article I came across:
Gladiator's savage off screen battles: Actors who loathed each other, a star who threatened to kill a producer, and a fatal drinking contest... 20 years after the Roman epic was released, TOM LEONARD examines what went on behind the scenes
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Just a great movie.
it was a GREAT movie.
But that first battle scene.
Romans weren’t great because of their individual prowess as soldiers but because of the strategies they used.
They likely wouldn’t have fought that way.
I think they were usually quite close together using a “turtle” type of formation.
The one time they couldn’t use those strategies they got massacred in the forests of...somewhere :)
I often compare GLADIATOR with FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE from 1965. Same Emperor, same Commodus, different General. No CGIs. They actually built a reproduction of the Forum at that time, and spectacular battle scenes.
Both good movies.
It was pretty good!
Some of the best memorable scenes in that movie. I remember going and seeing it with my brothers
In my opinion, it was Ridley Scott’s finest film.
I think your right. I wouldn’t mind seeing it again. I remember the ending which was emotional (no spoilers! :)
I saw it when it first was released in theaters, but haven’t watched it on either TV or cable channels. Not sure why other than I couldn’t get interested in the story line.
tugger’s whistle’s blowin
time for us to goin
no more russel crowin, for you
and fightin round the world
We mortals are but shadows and dust.
Shadows and dust, Maximus!
are you entertained?
How many years since Demetrius and the Gladiators?
Best movie by Ridley Scott...Alien.
Herman the German, “Give me back my Legions” ?
Echo Alien hercuroc.
Gladiator was solid. Had some cheesy lines tho. Including the end (20 YR SPOILER!!!!!!!!! Look away!!!!!!!!)
when hes carried off. Paraphrasing. Who will help me carry him? It was like this A list epic movie turned into an opera. Closing scene never sat well with me.
But it pales to the movie as a whole. Great movie. Own the dvd. Rainy weekend forecast. Think Ill pour a whisky and watch it again.
Dvd lol. What is that?!?!
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