In 2000, Ridley Scott directed an epic historical drama that starred Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, among others, in order to recreate the look and feel of the ancient Roman Empire. And at Dark Knight Armoury, we offer a number of great licensed collectibles that recreate a number of the weapons and armors that were seen in the film. The film revolves around Russell Crowes character, the General Maximus Decimus Meridius, whose family is violently ripped from him by the Emperors brutal son. Maximus eventually finds himself as a slave and a gladiator, although through these means he becomes a symbol for the people, one that eventually attempts to right the wrongs done to Rome by its cruel, young Emperor. Throughout the film, many different weapons are seen, and at Dark Knight Armoury, we offer a selection of these weapons, allowing you to own your favorite weapons from your favorite characters. Of course, we also offer a number of pieces of armor that come directly from Maximus Decimus Meridius, including the armor he wore as the Spaniard, when he fought in disguise, as well as the various gladius swords and other weapons that Maximus and his fellow gladiator slaves used when they fought in the arena. The film itself received widely positive reviews for this acting and its plot, and remains even today a fairly popular historic epic among movie goers. And for those who truly love this film for all it is, Dark Knight Armoury is happy to provide a number of great licensed products and collectibles, seemingly direct to you from the epic film, Gladiator.