4.5 EPIC EPICS OF EPIC EPICNESS! MovieAddict | 20/09/2010 | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336) Director Ridley Scott really does know how to put on a show, and this excellent value for money twin set shows him and Russell Crowe at the top of their game.GLADIATOR (2000)This movie needs no introduction, it put Director Ridly Scott back on the map after a run of cinema flops, and firmly made Russell Crowe a movie icon.The movie has not dated the action scenes still leave you in awe, and the Gladiator fights still splatter blood as much now as it did way back on it's release in 2000. Hanz Zimmer music score has never been beaten. This is a classic.*****ROBIN HOOD (2010)On my review of the movie on it's cinema release I complained that although very good it also felt butchered in the editing process and that a Directors cut should be released..... I guess I was right!This is the Directors Cut that adds almost 20 minutes to the cinema released version and this addition the movie feels better, as characters are better written and the film feels fuller. Crowe again proves he is a great leading man, although his accent is all over the place. The plot deals with the time leading up to when Robin became a outlaw, and this is a great idea as it's a version to the myth we have never seen. With rousing battles of Ridley's usual epic scale this is a excellent update, and although the movie did not make the impact at the box-office as intended due to mixed reviews, truly demands sequels to follow the story of Robin to it's conclusion.It's not the classic like Gladiator, but this is still breathtaking cinema on a grand scale and is a must see if you love Ridley Scott's or Russell Crowe's work.****A superb package that any fan of epic movie's should not be without.See if you like...Kindom of Heaven ( Directors Cut)Troy ( Directors Cut)Centurion.Vallah Rising.Sparticus.Ben Hur.