Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I watched the movie for the first time a couple of weeks ago and thought it was pretty fair, except for some of the typical Hollywood monkeying with history. This morning I found an excellent article on History Today (registration required, but it's well worth it) that covers most of the things that bothered me about the movie.

The whole premise of Rome going back to a Republic after being an Empire for a couple hundred years? I'm not that big a student of Ancient Rome, but I knew that was horseshit just from the standpoint of human nature.

Still a good movie, but like nearly every "historical" epic ever made, don't trust it for facts.