Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Take a pinch of Gladiator, a touch of Asterix, plus a liberal dose of the spirit of the Carry On films, and that just about sums up Gladiatress.
The first feature film from the creators of the Smack the Pony series, it has its moments of amusement, and, unlike King Arthur, the parts that are funny are trying to be, not unintentionally amusing.
Of the two, I have to say I preferred Gladiatress, perhaps because it was just solidly British the whole way through. And part of that is just because these "cheap" period movies from Britian always look as though they were filmed during appalling weather... of course, they usually are filmed that way, although I don't know why.
Silly, a little repetitive in spots, but still worth a look.
yani's rating: 7 Xena Wannabes out of 10