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We’ve both seen this movie approximately 8 million times, so we get pretty far into the weeds. We discuss:

Why all of this could have been avoided if Commodus had been properly loved as a child.

Whether the mob truly loves Maximus.

How Joaquin Phoenix gives an incredible performance as Commodus despite some silly dialogue.

Why the kiss between Maximus and Lucilla is unforgivable.

Bonus: Scott brags about going to college. Baleigh recites Maximus’ famous speech in the Colosseum flawlessly and from memory. Scott rightfully points out that she is a dork.