Truly great movies can leave indelible marks. It may be through an emotional connection to the story. It may be through a remarkable performance or a signature scene. But it can also be through the brilliant imagery a film can carve into your mind. That’s what this feature is all about – highlighting great images from great movies. Today we look at a brilliant Ridley Scott historical epic.
Hah! Impossible to choose just one! That bit at the end where he’s dying and going to Elysian always makes me bawl so that’s the standout for me.
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Ahem, back to the topic… YES. It has such an emotionally powerful and well-earned ending. Those scenes definitely resonate with me (I’m a sucker for scenes focusing on fathers and their children).
Me too. And Mothers. And Doggies.
Scott always has the knack for unique imagery and Gladiator doesn’t disappoint. I think the image that always lingers in my mind is the scene where he enters into his “heaven” to reunite with his wife a son. Bringing the hero’s quest for justice and vengeance to a satisfying ending with his family being whole again. That always gets me a bit misty-eyed, to be honest. One of my all-time favs, great movie,
YES! It’s such a powerful scene and I think the movie earns that ending. It gets to me too.
I’d really like to watch this again, it’s been so long. I saw it for the first time in my 10th grade English class and it was much better the second time getting to see it on a TV that wasn’t across a classroom.
I’m due a rewatch too. I really want to show it to my kids so hopefully soon. It’s funny, if I’m not mistaken this movie was the first DVD I ever bought.
I am surprsied to hear many bloggers in recent years not liking this blockbuster. I absolutely love everything about it. Your shots are the ones that stay with me. Nice job, Keith. His floating on his back as he approaches death’s door is fantastic.
Some of the more recent reactions to it have been kinda weird. A LOT of people (including me) really loved it when it first came out. I still do and really don’t get this dismissal from some.
We actually own Gladiator, but I haven’t seen it yet. I definitely should give it a watch!
Oh yes. It’s one you should definitely see. Crowe absolutely owns that role. He’s so good in it.
The scene where they find out he’s alive is one of my favorites in movies
Wow… I’m probably in that crowd of people that didn’t like this film. I don’t hate it but I just don’t think it is a great film. It had its moments but I found myself bored by it.
Really? Interesting. I can’t say you’re alone. My wife is not a big fan of it either.
Such a great movie. Always love watching this movie!
It really is. One of my favorites from Scott.
How do you feel about people who don’t like this movie?
Asking for a friend… 😂
😂😂😂….I think I see what you’re getting at!
Never seen it.
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