Well its definitely epical but Orlando in the main role!! Over top actors like niam leeson and Jermey Irons hmmmm. Okay they've given him a pretty boy eastern look in the film, but he just can't act - Why do you think Peter Jackson kept his character so quiet in LOTR?
Oh, and Ridley get over that same female voice in everyone of your post Gladiator films!!
That all a side, this is a very touching and daring film to make - lets hope they haven't hollywood-ised it!