R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Hans Zimmer's score is one of the bestselling movie soundtracks of all time.
Are you ready to do your duty for Rome?
Commodus: Yes, father.
Marcus Aurelius: You will not be emperor.
Commodus: Which wiser, older man is to take my place?
Marcus Aurelius: My powers will pass to Maximus, to hold in trust until the Senate is ready to rule once more. Rome is to be a republic again.
Prior to the battle between Commodus and Maximus, the elevator or lift only has enough room for one row of Praetorian Guards (approximately 20) and their shields and spears. Upon surfacing in the floor of the Colosseum, a substantially larger amount of guards. spears and shields appear (approximately 40), in forming the Roman Testudo formation, on the elevator platform, prior to dispersing.
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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