It’s very much a story akin to that of Russell Crowe’s Gladiator hero, as Maximus crusades against corrupt emperor Commodus, played by the iconic Joaquin Phoenix, for similar reasons. With a rule that was unjustly stolen, and one that led to the death of Maximus’ family, Ridley Scott’s hero avenged his family and fought to restore the post of emperor to someone who truly deserved it. It’s the same lesson, but with a different rating, an entirely different Hans Zimmer score and way more blood.
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