I don't think Gladiator is streaming anywhere so this is actually a pretty big find by me. Not a big deal if you're in the Full Movie Friday game. This is is why you grind and I fucking mean that. I once spent the better part of 6 hours trying to track down a bootleg version of Hoosiers and still can't find it. So to add an Academy Award winning Best Picture to my resume is no small accomplishment. I'm beyond delighted to share this with you.
Couple things first though:
- Joaquin Phoenix from the goddamn CLOUDS in this one. What a performance. The King Joffrey before there was a King Joffrey.
- No matter how many times I've seen it, the battle scene with the tigers is a hard 10.0
- The opening scene where they slaughter the Germans is bad ass
- My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.