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.
During the opening battle, we see Roman soldiers marching to meet the barbarians in open combat with their pilas (javelins) in hand as if they were spears. In reality, they were thrown at the enemy before the two sides would meet. Pilas (pural for ... ...
Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again. He was a soldier of Rome. Honor him.
Gracchus: Who will help me carry him?
Maximus says Rome is corrupt, to which Marcus Aurelius replies "yet you've never been there". Later, Lucilla refers to her childhood with Maximus. He grew up in Spain, she grew up in Rome. However, many upper-class Romans owned villas outside the city, and Lucilla's family could've had a villa in Spain.
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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