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.
The opening battle scene was filmed in Bourne Woods, Surrey, England. The Royal Forestry Commission had originally slated the area for deforestation, so Ridley Scott eagerly offered them his facilities to burn the woods to the ground. The Commission happily ... ...
Won't you accept this great honor that I have offered you?
Maximus: With all my heart, no.
Marcus Aurelius: Maximus, that is why it must be you.
During the second battle of Zucchabar Maximus is fighting the gladiator who wears an oversized helmet with the metal galea on it. Maximus' first cut is across the gladiator's stomach but when he delivers the stab wound which is to be the fatal wound it is obvious that he pushes his sword between the gladiators left arm & side, you can even see the gladiator lift his arm to accommodate it.
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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$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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