I’ll at all times have time for Gladiator. The 2000 movie is certainly one of Ridley Scott’s greatest, with kickass motion sequences, fantastic visuals and an iconic central efficiency by Russell Crowe. It’s a type of films the place if I see it’s on TV, I’ll at all times tune in and watch a bit… and often keep it up proper to the ultimate moments. To my eyes, the pic nonetheless feels very fashionable, so it’s disconcerting that this yr we’ll rejoice its 20th anniversary.
To mark the event, Fathom Occasions and Paramount Footage are bringing Gladiator again to the massive display. The showings will happen at 600 theaters throughout the nation throughout the week of April 13th and full particulars might be discovered on Fathom’s web site.
For many, this would be the first alternative to see Gladiator because it was meant to be skilled. The movie was famously one of many best-selling DVDs of the early 2000s. I had a duplicate myself, and was critically impressed by the particular options and deleted scenes they included. Since then, the film has periodically popped up on varied streaming providers, and is now primarily obtainable digitally. However critically, seeing the Coliseum and watching Maximus carve via his enemies is an actual sight to behold on the most important display doable. Maximus, I’m certainly entertained.
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And who is aware of, if this small re-release generates sufficient buzz, perhaps it’ll transfer ahead the long-delayed plans for a sequel? Sadly, we’ll by no means get to see the Nick Cave-penned Gladiator 2 that’d have seen Maximus resurrected as an immortal, however there’ve been quite a few different makes an attempt to proceed the story past his triumphant loss of life on the dusty enviornment ground.
Now, everybody put in your growliest, Russell Crowe voice and repeat together with me:
“My identify is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, Normal of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered spouse. And I’ll have my vengeance, on this life or the following.”