I am NOT Spartacus!

May 7, 2008

spartacus-160.jpgIn recent months I’ve informed readers about  pointless and shabby remakes of movies such as The Great Escape, SplashThe Birds, etc. Why can’t they leave the classics alone?

The latest seems to be an updated version of Spartacusthe 1960 epic starring Catherine Zeta-Jones’ father-in-law. From what I’ve heard, this is an anemic shadow of the original.

Who can forget the most famous scene, a mass crucifixion along the Appian Way. Compare that with this cheesy image from the new verion. I mean, guys just wearing crosses in their belts, that wouldn’t fool a gerbil, if gerbils watched movies. My advice, just go rent the original and watch it on your Betamax at home.


(Above, Spartacus publicity photo)

Paramilitary police maintain correct posture with crosses on their backs during a training session at a military base in Shenyang, China, May 6, 2008. REUTERS/ Stringer

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Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Except for the obvious, I’d say the guy in the middle doesn’t have a prayer of passing inspection.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Cops for Huckabee? They didn’t disband yet?

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

Wow! Did the Chinese get the cross-your-heart bra wrong or WHAT?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

I don’t think it’s the crosses but I swear there is just something about those military uniforms that makes the soldiers look absolutely glovely.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

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Yes, Sargeant, I do believe the rest of the world is skewed slightly to one side.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

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Master Pei should have taken on an apprentice. The new sword smith is the worst. Maybe I should be thankful, considering he also flatly refuses to make any scabbards.

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