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Swords and Sandals

Now, everyone will compare this film to the multiple-Oscar-winning 1957 epic Ben-Hur starring the majestic Charlton Heston (and his supporting cast of very white teeth). The truth is, this story has b…
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), half-man/half-god (or so we are told), is famous across ancient Greece for his amazing feats of strength and badassery. Still, he doesn't want the accolades or the fame, as …
As the Gods watch from high above, Hyperion’s (Mickey Rourke) army cuts a warpath through Greece, fully intending to find and use the Epirus Bow to free the Titans from their prison far beneath Mount …
In this prequel/sequel/at-the-same-time-as-300-quel, we are introduced to hunky Athenian general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton). We learn in the opening scene that 10 years ago he gained a bit of a…
Cheeseball disaster flicks are a category unto themselves. They are all about spectacle and special effects: Volcanoes go boom! Meteors hit major landmarks! The earth opens up and swallows entire civi…
Apparently, as a kid, Frank Miller saw the 1962 swords-and-sandals epic The 300 Spartans, and it stuck in his impressionable craw. Fast forward a few decades, and pop culture's imagery of the legendar…
This is an Epic with a capital "E", that's for sure. Swords, and tigers, and blood, oh my! Actually, a lot of blood. Muddy armies hacking each other to bits (literally), people cut in half, penetratin…

300

I've thought Scotsman Gerard Butler was a manly-man hottie ever since seeing his sensitive yet swarthy self in movies such as Beowulf & Grendel, Dear Frankie, and, yes, even Phantom of the Opera (…
Wait a minute, nobody around here has reviewed Alexander yet?  Not one of us rushed right out to see Oliver Stone's epic masterpiece?  No one even wanted to see Colin Farrell's bits and pieces on the …