Shadow’s Overall Rating: God Status— Are you not entertained? This movie is epic.
Shadow’s First Viewing Rating: 10/10
Shadow’s Rewatchability Rating: 10/10
Rotten Tomatoe’s Rating: 76%, 7.1/10
Audience: 87%, 7.6/10
Plot in a Nut Shell: A Roman general bad ass gets caught in a power struggle he wants no part of and ends up a gladiator. He is such a bad ass that he fights his way back to Rome for revenge. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!??!!
One of my favorite movies out there. I am stunned the RT rating is so low.
I don’t think there is a single part of this movie I don’t enjoy. I am trying to think of a con to put in the later section and I can only think of one. And that is the romance part that wasn’t fully explained and honestly, isn’t enough of a con to take away from the movie.
This movie has it all. The story is awesome. The action is awesome. There are numerous awesome quotes and bad ass moments. The villain is creepy as fuck.
There isn’t a dull part to this movie. It starts awesome and continues being awesome right to the very last second.
For those who live in the mountains with no electricity (so how are you reading this?), the story is about Maximus, a beloved General in the Roman army. Long story short, and so I don’t ruin the movie, he is betrayed, ends up a slave/gladiator, and makes it back to Rome where he plots his revenge. It is as awesome as it souds.
I have probably watched this movie 100 times. Love it. And if you don’t like it, you are probably dead inside.
Pros, cons, and spoilers after the jump.
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