DVD Review – Spartacus: Vengeance

The latest season of the Starz original series makes for a bloody good comeback

The team behind swords and sandals soap opera Spartacus had to face a real-life tragedy when their lead actor, Andy Whitfield, lost his battle to cancer. Taking over the role is Liam McIntire, an actor who not only bears a striking resemblance to Whitfield, he also received the original actor’s seal of approval.

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McIntire quickly establishes himself in the role of Spartacus, who in this third season must deal with the consequences of the slave revolt he has started. While Spartacus does contain gratuitous amounts of sex and violence, it has also won great critical acclaim due to its complex plots and memorably drawn characters.