Join Master Pancake this July as we scare Crowe, flame Phoenix, and decimate GLADIATOR (2000)!Ridley Scottâ€™s GLADIATOR tells the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) a Roman general who refuses to serve the murderous emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). In a bit of retaliatory Quid Pro Crowe, Commodus murders Maximusâ€™ family and Maximus is sold into slavery in North Africa. He works his way up the gladiatorial ladder until he is summoned back to Italy, at which point he becomes Mad Maximus, the Rome Warrior. The movie climaxes with a battle of birds in the arena: Crowe vs Phoenix. Will Caesar be chicken, or will Russell have to eat Crowe?Find out as Master Pancake comedians John Erler, Scott Chester, and Ralphie Hardesty give GLADIATOR the big thumbs down this July!