By Dr. Zaius
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Are you excited for the remake of Ben-Hur? Are you just finding out there is a remake of Ben-Hur? Well the gang at Screen Junkies know, and they using that as the basis for today’s Honest Trailer. Harkening back to one of the best modern sword & sandal epics, they’re doing Gladiator, the Best Picture winner from the year 2000, and the movie that turned Russell Crowe into a pretty big deal. It also set off a stream of other historically-based epics that ranged from decent (Troy) to overlong and boring (Kingdom of Heaven), to outright hysterically awful (Alexander).
Check out the Honest Trailer below.
Watch the movie that made Russell Crowe so famous, he thought he could milk stardom into a music career… which later screwed everyone over when he got a role as Javert in Les Miserables. Watch him barely emote, despite his wife and child being murdered, and him going through various rounds of death defying battles and torture, and somehow win an Oscar for Best Actor… I mean he deserved it for A Beautiful Mind, so I’m glad he got one here. And narrator Jon Bailey can’t hide his exuberance for Maximus. “My name is Gladiator,”… “HELL YEAH!”
Watch as Joaquin Phoenix copes with daddy, sister, and nephew issues in a legitimate creepy performance as “Crappy Jamie Lannister,” since he can’t fight and fails to have sex with his sister. Bounce back and forth between the real history of Ancient Rome, like Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus and gladiator fights, and the completely made up fiction like Crowe’s Maximus character, and his killing of an Emperor… but hey, every historical epic looks realistic next to 300 right? And Bailey’s right… Gladiator totally plays as a WWE style wrestling feud with Maximus as Stone Cold and Commodus as Vince McMahon.
Starring: Spartacrowe, Emperor Dumbledore I (HAHA), and Little Caesar’s… New Title: Mad Maximus: Fury Rome (Awesome). Screen Junkies have over 5.6 million subscribers on YouTube and release new Honest Trailers every Tuesday. Ben-Hur hits theaters everywhere on August 19th.