Giants of Rome (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

Giants of Rome (1964)





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Richard Harrison stars in this sword 'n' sandal film. The Eternal City is threatened by a modernistic doomsday weapon. Harrison decides to investigate, cutting a swath through various well-armed antagonists. It turns out that the horrible weapon is little more than an outsized catapult.

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Richard Harrison
as Claudius Marcellus
Piero Lulli
as Pompeus
Alessandro Sperli
as Julius Caesar
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A squad of Romans sneak behind the battle lines into Gaul to destroy a secret Druid weapon. There are almost as many fight scenes as plot holes in this kind of dumb but brisk, not-so-historical epic.

Greg S
Greg S

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From the Mill Creek Warriors DVD Collection, In Giants Of Rome Richard Harrison leads a handpicked crew to seek and destroy a legendary secret weapon that the Druids have constructed blocking a pass. Given that this is an ancient world epic, how advanced technologically could the weapon be? The plot is a homage to The Guns Of Navarone and while it isn't anywhere up to the standard of that film, it's a bit better than some of the peplum films I've been viewing lately. The dialog is a bit much however. When the band of warriors have to kill some Gauls and take a couple of prisoners, one of them is a woman. To which Harrison asks her why she hates the Romans so much. I mean really. None other than Julius Caesar himself gives Harrison and his band their mission orders. Just what is this terrible secret weapon? All I can say is it's nothing the Roman legions hadn't faced before, just bigger. 2 1/2 Stars 6-3-13

Bruce Bruce
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