Monday, February 3, 2020

By the Gods!

Alessandro Borghi as Remus in ROMULUS & REMUS: THE FIRST KING (2019)

A new movie from Italy with the same setting as DUEL OF THE TITANS (1961) starring Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott. About the founding of Rome and its 'first' King. I haven't seen it yet but it looks like a combo of 10,000 BC (2008), QUEST FOR FIRE (1981) and 300 (2006). The title is interesting. The film tries to be as realistic as possible instead of being mythological but it ends up looking more like a primeval cavemen story than Ancient history. I dunno how accurate it is on this point alone. I'll check it out once I get a copy.


Scott Ochiltree said...

This movie sounds like a certain flop.

How can anyone expect to beat Steve Reeves?

Anonymous said...

I just watched the trailer and it is a far cry from Duel of the Titans. No doubt more realistic but I still prefer the older movies take on things. I get so tired of dirty people and ratty hair in these new realistic historical films. There is no magic to them whatsoever.

bythegods56 said...

I'm excited for anything peplum related. I've never been annoyed by unwashed hair myself.

Tim Mayer said...

Damn.Missed this post. Saw the movie a few days ago and it's incredible! Not your "Sons of Hercules" take on the genre, but great just the same!