Gladiator (Extended)

Gladiator (Extended)

This time round I’m struck that Scott’s direction isn’t consistent in quality through the film. In fact, I feel the climax of the opening was quite awful, as disjointed as the bar scene in Raiders, But at other times it’s pretty wonderful. These don’t cancel each other out, obviously. It’s still a great blockbuster, well-written and a welcome visit back to the territory of DeMille’s Biblical epics.