Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Gladiator

So I started watching this movie last night before bed, was unsure what to expect. If you've seen Russell Crowe in Robin Hood, then you will be extremely familiar with Russell Crowe in Gladiator. Although it would be hard to say that Robin Hood was a better film, because The Gladiator has a constantly engaging storyline that is much easier to follow than the intricacies of Robin Hood. Granted, there may be quite a bit of talking in both films but The Gladiator makes up for it with both focused combat (small numbers in an arena like setting) and the mass combat of a hellish battlefield. I'd have to say that this is one of the most prominent films of Russell Crowes career. The grunge of the combat and easy to follow storyline make this movie an instant hit in my book, and I give The Gladiator an 8.5 out of 10 (IMDB rating 8.3 - 10   as of 9/25/10)

 The Gladiator has won the Oscar for "Best Actor in a Leading Role", "Best Costume Design", "Best Effects, Visual Effects" ,"Best Picture", and "Best sound" among the most popular

Props from The Gladiator

This is a replica of the awesome Helm that Russell Crowe wears in The gladiator, titled "The Helmet of the Spaniard" , Only $69.99 on Amazon

This is the actual armor that Russell Crowe wore during the filming

Favorite Quote: "Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome."


  1. If you liked Gladiator, check out the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It's basically gladiator but with more sex and violence.

  2. MANY of those are on my list - including Gladiator! look forward to more man - keep in touch.

  3. This movie was a classic, an absolute wonder of a movie.