not as expectedRating: 4 likes, 1 dislikes
I must admit, not having read any news items or pre aired reviews I was expecting a modern version of the 1960 classic and Crowe's Gladiator.
The series appears to be a lavish affair, decent special effects (especially the blood and battle scenes where the red colour of blood looks vibrant against a black and white background) and an above average cast list. The acting is good and storylines more than acceptable this early on.
I was rather shocked at the full frontal nudity and sex scenes although they don't show "too much" ! Similar productionvalues to Rome and The Tudors so all scenes shot as tasteful as possible.
Review posted on Saturday, March 13th 2010 at 3:00 pm