i read the phrase “heist movie set in the first century CE” on twitter and, like, please:
they’re plotting to steal a million sesterces from the imperial treasury. Vespasian is emperor. there’s at least one wrist sundial. anachronistic and silly gadgets abound. everyone goes by Marcus. there’s a high-speed chariot chase scene.
this is going around again so people are tagging it with references to various Astérix-related media & i realize that’s my fault for not saying exactly how i want it to be shot. I want it to be shot exactly like a modern heist movie - quick cuts, lens flares, the edges of things weirdly sharply defined, etc. there’s a scene where everyone gets fancy new clothes and obviously it’s expensive togas, which don’t look that different to modern eyes, but the movie treats it exactly like you would the scene where people get sharp new suits. none of the incongruities are ever addressed.