R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
On visiting the real Colosseum, Ridley Scott remarked to Production Designer Arthur Max that it was "too small", so they designed an outsized "Rome of the imagination", which was inspired by English and French romantic painters, as well as Nazi architect Albert Speer.
This man wants what you want.
Maximus: Then have *him* kill Commodus!
In the opening scene with the battle with the Germanic tribe, they are heard chanting. The audio of the chanting is the war cry of the Zulu warriors in the 1964 film, "Zulu" with Michael Caine.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
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