Spartacus: Vengeance

Not sure this show is as good as its predecessors but this latest episode, Sacramentum, had perhaps the most original death-in-the-arena-scene of all time. Ok, it wasn’t actually in the arena, it was in the front courtyard of the temple where Spartacus and his merry band of freed slaves are hanging out, but oh momma, Spartacus’ killing of the hairy, Germanic tribesman…never seen anything like it.

 

 

Be warned.  Spoiler alert.  Gruesome spoiler alert.

 

 

 

He lops half the German’s head off.  Not the usual way, horizontally, top of the head off, no, he lops the front of the German’s skull off, from above the adam’s apple straight up.  The big German staggers back, his severed tongue wags, blood spurts, as it always does in this show, and what’s left of his brain slides out of his skull like a microwave roast from the plastic bag.  Plop.

Yikes.

Did they go a little too far with that one?

0 Replies to “Spartacus: Vengeance”

  1. This ranks as the most gruesome thing I have seen in a dramatic feature film or TV show – the creators of the series seem to relish this kind of limit pushing. However, they get away with this kind of excess because the writing, acting, direction and production values are so solid. Also liked the ending of the episode, btw. Can’t wait for the next show.

  2. Good thing Spartacus keeps his blade sharp… can you imagine if it was dull?! Yeesh! In my opinion, this was the best episode of the whole season thus far…and it is the first time that I actually believed in Spartacus version 2.0.

    Really looking forward to the next episode!

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