film started and I thought OhMyGod! Crowe talks as quietly as Eastwood,
and is as tall as Cruise. How is this going to work, a whispering
shorty commanding the Roman army? But thanks to good camerawork
it sort of works. It's a blisteringly OK movie."
is the sort of film I thought they weren't doing anymore. Thanks
to CGI, a grand world can now be created in which ordinary actors
can ply their macho trade without any of the effort of doing it
good old fashioned romp in Gladiatorial Rome, except the star dies
at the end. Hopefully this is the last new-man Roman epic - I want
a star of a movie who does not die - I want someone bigger than
life to hold my dreams like star dust in his hands. Don't those
modern day film making children know anything? I want my money back
and want it now."
is a complete imbecile, he holds a sword like a girl." France
exhibits a veritable smorgasbord of rough edges and has muscled
himself up to give a nicely defined performance."
do hope some of those head exploding scenes were computer graphics
effects, otherwise I have just seen my first main stream snuff movie
and that's no good at all."