The point was, that the show has gore, sex and cursing and there isn't exactly anything you can do about that. Why discuss it? It wont change and like we saw in the actual "pornography in movies" thread, people are so different on the matter that if we start to discuss it, only bad things will happen.Originally Posted by Myrrar
Ofcourse they made up a story, so what? It still doesn't change the fact that throughout film history there has been one major production based on Spartacus, so personally I'm very interested in seeing a show about him. It's fresh.The Spartacus in this show is speculation. This part of his life wasn't well recorded so they are building the story on their own based on what historians assumed happened. It's the whole basis of the show. It's the story that they made up about what happened to him before historical record started.
So because there were alot of gladiator movies in the fifties, Spartacus is just a copy and doesn't provide anything new? And funnilly enough, you say there are TONS of gladiator movies, yet you fail to name any. Same with "the movies about the roman empire". What are these movies? I don't know, maybe I haven't been paying attention or something because I really, really can't remember tons and tons of gladiator and roman empire movies from the past 10 years that you could really say that it's a whole specific subgenre with very strict plotstructures. Maybe you can help me and name those movies?There aren't many gladiator movies? Are you kidding? There are TONS of gladiator movies though most are in black and white. They all follow a similar plot. Guy looses wife, is backstabbed, something that puts him in the ring. The main politician is always corrupt. He fights and has to defeat the best gladiator ever lived. And yes, most movies like Gladiator, 300, the movies about the roman empire and anything around that time frame are all very similar. Why? Because obviously, they are all based on the same time frame. And like I said, that's the point of the show. Lots of people really like those types of movies and shows.
And besides, you say Gladiator and 300 in the same sentence, what do they have in common? Nothing, really. You're bundling a huge variety of movies under "It's just another Gladiator fighting movie with the same exact plot as the rest." I don't see how you can back that up.