Spartacus: Vengeance “Monsters” Review

This show is so much more than most people give it credit for. I know I say this, week in and week out, and mostly I’m preaching to the choir; most of you who come to read my Sparty Party reviews are already fans of the show.

Yet I still feel the need to remind that rare and wayward traveler to these shores: Spartacus is art. And you either see what they’re doing, or you don’t.

Now I’m not saying it is a perfect production. Nothing is. But the thing they are trying to make…

The artistry of series’ like Spartacus: Vengeance is in the visual storytelling as much as it is in the plot and wordplay. “Bullet time” sequences aren’t just meant to draw an interested from viewers; they punctuate moments in time for various characters, allowing us to feel that visceral, glacial slowing-of-the-heart moments that usually mean life or death—or significant accomplishment—for any one of the characters involved (usually all). Read More... 


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