I know it won an Oscar for 'Best Picture,' but Gladiator seems like such a culturally impactless film for marketers to keep referencing.
"From the director of a film you haven't thought about in years."
"From the director of a film you spottily remember."
It's not like Ridley Scott is Paul Brickman. You have options, including three film classics.
Didn't reference Gladiator, didn't perform well at the box office.
Rory: Warner Bros. makes sure to slap a "from the director of 300" on every Zack Snyder film.
Jon: Alas, we only got one "from the director of Troy" before Wolfgang Petersen disappeared.
Rory: "From the director of Platoon and Alexander."