Episode 35 – Gladiator (2000)

We’re back for the big one (because it sold us queer giraffes!). A critical and commercial hit, Gladiator spawned a revival for a genre that had been presumed dead for at least 40 years. It also inspired, for better or worse, no small amount in interest in ancient Rome over the last two decades. We get into all the details of this movie, its legacy and the impact its vision of Rome had on 21st audiences. Plus, we share our hopes and dreams for upcoming, albeit unnecessary, Gladiator 2.

Books 1-5: Action epics in the 00's
Books 1-5: Action epics in the 00's
Episode 35 - Gladiator (2000)
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