Sparticus: Blood and Sand (in Off-topic)

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 29 2010 5:46 PM EDT

So at like 2am I was bored with playing Starcraft 2... (or at least wanted a break after 10 hours lol) So I fire up the netflix via xbox, and watch episode 1 of Sparticus: Blood and sand. Looked like my kind of movie, I remember previews for it!

It's basically like Gladiator and 300 had a lovechild... It's amazing.

I watched episode one, and ended up watching the entire 13 episode series. (Each episode is an hour long)

I highly recommend it if you liked 300, OR gladiator, I doubt you'll be disappointed. It sucked me in, I couldn't NOT watch the next episode :D.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 29 2010 5:50 PM EDT

Excuse me: "Spartacus"

Windwalker April 29 2010 6:39 PM EDT

Kill them all! Wonder about next season? I think they delayed filming because the lead actor is ill. Very graphic show.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 29 2010 7:44 PM EDT

Are they making another season? That would be pretty sweet, I can't search for such things at home due to dialup :O *cries*.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 30 2010 4:01 AM EDT

Seen the first couple of episodes.

They took a very strong stance with 'sparticus's' abilities. But I won't say any more. ;)

I quite like the 300 style cinematography for the Gladiatorial fights. And it's not used throughout, which stops oversaturation.

I'm looking forward to watching the rest!

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 30 2010 12:43 PM EDT

Meh, not really GL, he gets owned and owned and owned and owned, and finally snaps and "becomes" if you will ^^.

Unless that in itself isn't true to history? I really don't know the "true" story of Spartacus, I've only gown up hearing the name randomly.

Wraithlin April 30 2010 12:48 PM EDT

The old orginal movie is great, although I'm a fan of all those old movies.

The new series is also very good, I highly recommend it.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 30 2010 12:49 PM EDT

(Slight Spoilers)

I thought (from the first couple of episodes) that it wasn't about the 'real' spartacus. Which I kinda like. ;)

What I ment was he was shown to be quite good, and was pushing his way for a spot at the top.

And instead of cheaping out and making him some kind of prodigal 'uber' gladiator, he gets pwned. ;)


Was a nice, strong, touch.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 30 2010 12:56 PM EDT

Ahh, yeah I know what you mean! I watched the entire thing in one sitting, that being said, I REALLY liked how they made him 'human'. I also expected him to be some kind of legend that just owns everyone right out of the gate... They did a really good job of portraying his struggles.

Also the actor himself is a BEAST! He reminded me of the crazy guy from SLC: Punk, but it's not!! Hmm


I didn't even notice XENA!!!! Yes... that ... really... is.... Lucy Lawless... WOW! for every episode I was like, damn that girl looks so familiar to me...


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 30 2010 1:12 PM EDT


Xena with fluffers. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 30 2010 1:13 PM EDT

We had to stop part way through one episode.

A bunch of naked men (with some full frontal) proclaiming "This is the house of Battyartus" was too much for most! ;)

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 30 2010 1:13 PM EDT

I know right!!! GL you have to finish the episodes so we can act like little school girls and be like OMG. =)

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 30 2010 1:15 PM EDT

I know what you're talking about, and assure you there are like 2 scenes in the whole series. The one you stopped at... (god, I was sitting with my mom when that came on :O) and later on Crixus gets... evaluated... :O

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 30 2010 1:16 PM EDT

Well, actually there are a few minor other scenes, but nothing you can't blink and be done with. *shrug* Silly Romans and their nekkidness.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 30 2010 1:27 PM EDT

LoL! :P

We stopped from tears of laughter.

There was something about a bunch of naked men and the name battyartus that set most off! ;)

(It's probably due to our diferent slang over here!)

But I do so want to finish this series, then I'll be right there joining you! :D
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