I enjoy a good toga drama along the lines of Gladiator (Widescreen Edition), the HBO Series Rome: The Complete Series or the original Spartacus film starring Kirk Douglas. When I heard about Starz production of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand", I will admit to a little excitement--after all it is not every day that I get to see handsome buff men running around in next to no clothing. Sadly, "Spartacus: Blood & Sand" does not deliver the intellectual buzz along with the soft porn for which many Premier … more
Probably spurred on by the popular television series ROME, SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND premiered this weekend. It is a mess. The script leans heavily on contemporary potty mouth language, the story is only fairly well laid out and seems to be simply background white noise to the excessive nudity and assorted love scenes. And as if that weren't enough to make you change channels, the backgrounds are such obvious green screens that they look like an amateur loving-hands-at-home production. Add to this … more
What's your opinion on Spartacus: Blood & Sand (2010)?