Gladiator (2000) is one of the good movies I have watched till date. Its a very good historical drama movie. The movie is a perfect mixture of story,direction,cinematography & of-course the star cast.
This movie is about a great loyal general of the roman army named Maximus (Russell Crowe) , a simple man who’s only desire is to go home after winning the war with barbarians. But the king of Rome Marcus Aurelius (Late. Richard Harris) has another plans for maximus. He wants maximus to take command of Rome to save it from corruption and take it to great glory instead of his own son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) because he thinks his son is unfit for the duty.
This decision of king makes commodus very angry that he kills his own father to seize the throne & gives orders to kill maximus & his family.
As fate would have it, maximus escapes his death and ends into a slavery where he was sold to Proximo (Oliver Reed) who was a gladiator trainer.
Now maximus who was dead from inside fights as a gladiator in local tournaments and quickly gains fame by winning every tournament because of his military skills.
As maximus rises as gladiator, proximo who reveals that he himself was a gladiator once who fought enough to win his freedom advises him that good gladiator is not who kills the opponent quickly but who wins the crowd.
In Rome commodus has organized 150 days of games to distract people’s attention from hunger,plague & corruption. This gives maximus a chance to enter rome & avenge his murdered wife & son which he seizes and slashes his way to top and kills the commodus.
The storytelling of this movie is so good that you won’t feel bored for a second though it is a historical movie. Breathtaking visuals credibly recreate the world of Rome in 180 AD.The fight scenes are also remarkable with the realistic touch.
Overall this is a very good movie, I will recommend everyone to watch it once because after that I won’t have to tell you to watch it again. 🙂
My rating: 8/10.