I saw the movie Gladiator this weekend. A very enjoyable show, but surely not one for the kiddies. As I sat there watching the violence unfold, I realized that this kind of stuff is exactly what Trey Parker & Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, were commenting on in their movie. Anyhow, it's a very entertaining summer flick, and although a few plot points were rather predictable, overall it was a lot of fun. On the IMDB, I gave it a score of 8 out of 10. I skimmed a couple other reviews on the net, a couple people commented that the fact that the actors had different accents bothered them. I found this pretty laughable considering that:

  • The Roman Empire was pretty large, spanning from Egypt to Britain, I'm sure there was a great variance in accents.

  • Our protagonist is from Spain, is referred to as "The Spaniard", is it surprising he has a bit of an accent compared to the Romans who are from Rome.
  • They're speaking English! The Romans spoke Latin! If you're going to nit-pick about languages, demand that the movie be done in Latin, with English subtitles!