Popspotting #83: “Highlander” and “Gladiator” (July 4, 2011)
On this 4th of July holiday, we celebrate two films in which veteran warriors battle for their own kind of independence. (Okay, we tried.) Jen dubs this the “Ancient Warriors with Sketchy Accents” double feature, and we take a look at a cult classic and a bonafide blockbuster: “Highlander,” from 1984, and “Gladiator,” from 2000. Admittedly, Christopher Lambert and Russell Crowe have very little in common in these two films… except, perhaps, in not delivering the most memorable performances in each. Nonetheless, even if you’ve seen them before, they’re certainly worth a rewatch.
We’d love to hear your take on “Highlander,” or “Gladiator,” or your suggestions as to other “double feature” pairings or themes we could tackle!