movie review

“Gladiator” is a movie about ancient Rome that released at May of this year. There are four major characters in this movie, which are Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris and Djimon Hounsou. This movie is directed by Ridley Scott. Since it contains violent materials, it is rated R and is restricted to minor audience. The total running time of this movie is 150 minutes.
The great Roman general Maximus ( Russell Crowe ) has once again led the legions to victory on the battlefield. The war won, Maximus dreams of home, wanting only to return to his wife and son. However, the dying emperor Marcus Aurelius ( Richard Harris ) has one more duty for the general to assume the mantle of his power. Jealous of Maximusi favor with the emperor, the heir to the throne, Commodus ( Joaquin Phoenix ), orders his execution and that of his family. Barely escaping death, Maximus is forced into slavery and trained as a gladiator in the arena where his fame grows. Now he has came to Rome, intents on avenging the murder of his wife and son by killing the new emperor Commodus. Maximus has learned that the one power stronger than that of the emperor is the will of the people. He also knows that he can only attain his revenge by becoming the greatest hero in the empire.
Maximus ( Russell Crowe ) plays an important role in the movie. He shows his bravery and intelligence from the beginning to the end. After the new emperor finds out
Maximus real identity, he orders an execution to Maximus. However, Maximus’ fellows help him to escape from death by sacrificing themselves. It shows that there is a good relationship between Maximus and other gladiators. Even though they haven’t known each other for a long time, they respect Maximus and acknowledge his importance to Rome. Hence, they choose to save Maximus’s life even though they would be killed.
At the beginning of the movie, Maximus has once again wins the victory of the battle. It


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