Updated: Mar 18, 2021
Gladiator is a wonderful film, shown on Netflix and Prime. Here is its story.
The Roman general Maximus is the most loyal supporter of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, whom he led from victory to victory with exemplary bravery and dedication.
Jealous of Maximus' prestige, and even more of the emperor's love for him, Marcus Aurelius son, Commodus, brutally arrogates to himself power, then orders the general's arrest and execution.
Maximus escapes his assassins but cannot prevent the massacre of his family. Captured by a slave trader, he becomes a gladiator and prepares his revenge.
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