Question: I don't know whether this is a mistake or if there was a certain reason for it but, at the end of the movie when Maximus tells Quintus to free his men, Quintus turns to the line of guards standing behind him and says, "Free the prisoners, go!" Two of the guards standing next to each other immediately go to free the prisoners, and the rest of the guards don't budge. How did those two guards know that the orders were given directly to them?
Question: In regard to the scene in which Maximus (Russell Crowe) kills all the challengers and says "Are you not entertained?" can someone explain the people's silence before cheering? Why would they wait to cheer? Was it because they were so stunned at how good he was or insulted by how quick he finished it? It just seems very peculiar.
Question: How did Commudus find out about Lucilla conspiring against him?
Question: Why are the eyebrows on Cassius, the master of ceremonies, so weird looking? Poking out and stuff.
Question: What does the German say at the beginning of the film?
Question: At the very beginning, why did the Germanic army just show up and do nothing, giving them time to prepare the catapults, archers and what not. Why didn't they just rush in as soon as possible?
Question: Where can I find reviews of the extended version?
Question: I wonder, in what year is the movie set?
Question: To this day, I still don't know what the snake in the bed scene is about. Who's bed is it and who's trying to kill them?
Question: Why was Lisa Gerrard denied an Oscar nomination for Original Score?