Saturday, December 24, 2005

Thumbs down (or up?) for Gladiator!

I know I've griped about this before, but not on my blog. Can you tell we're lying around watching TV? Anyway, I really actually enjoyed the movie, Gladiator. It was a good story and visually enjoyable. But...

The evil Emperor Commodus (played by one of my boyfriends, Joaquin Phoenix), puts his thumb up and Maximus (played by the always-yummy Russell Crowe) lives! Um, no. Thumbs up means he DIES.

There were other anachronistic moments, but this was a huge, dramatic moment and all I could think was, oh no, he's going to die! Huh? Why didn't he die? He did thumbs up! Arrrrrrrgh!


Kelli in the Mirror said...

At least you're not the only one who noticed. It's listed on that page you linked to in the "goofs" section. :)

Me, I didn't notice. But I'm not always incredibly observant.

Grant-Will-Rant said...

I admit, I didn't notice either. But even famous French painters got it wrong. Here's a snapshot from Jean-Léon Gérôme's Pollice Verso (1872)