The second film I saw was Gladiator, it was nice to see a film about this forgotten era.
  Even though the story is much like any other roman gladiator film, I.e. Sparticus and Fall of the Roman Empire, the effects and battle sequences were outstanding. Well acted by Russell Crowe as General Maximus, and nicely directed by Ridley Scott. It was a good film, excellent action scenes, lame story. You make the call.