The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - What To Watch Today - Com­piled by ABIRAMI DURAI

Cine­max, Astro Ch 412, 11.50am This epic film fea­tures Rus­sell Crowe in his phys­i­cal prime as the tit­u­lar glad­i­a­tor Max­imus Dec­imus, who rises from ruin and de­spair to ex­act re­venge on the em­peror’s son Com­modus, who mur­dered both the em­peror as well as Max­imus’ en­tire fam­ily. Max­imus’ de­fi­ance in the face of Com­modus’ in­creas­ing frus­tra­tion at his grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity be­comes one of the movie’s fo­cal points and the fights in the glad­i­a­tor arena are noth­ing short of spell­bind­ing (al­though do ex­pect lots of blood and gore). The film, re­leased in 2000, won mul­ti­ple Acad­emy Awards in­clud­ing a Best Ac­tor nod for Crowe, so tune in and en­joy the vis­ual ex­trav­a­ganza!

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