By Megan McCluskey
August 16, 2016

Although the team over at Screen Junkies insists the early 2000s don’t deserve our nostalgia in their latest honest trailer, they admit the Russell Crowe-led Gladiator was actually pretty awesome. Of course, there are some aspects of the film the YouTube channel couldn’t help but poke fun at, including the fact that its plot is eerily similar to that of a WWE showdown.

“Strap in for the most well-executed pro wrestling story of all time,” the narrator says. “Complete with a kicka– man of the people supported by chanting crowds, fighting an evil authority figure who cheats to win that ends with them beating the crap out of each other in front of a screaming crowd.”

Watch the full trailer below.

 

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.

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