Nero’s mother kills his father so he can become emperor of Rome. While emperor, Nero spends most of his time having sex with his mother as well as plenty of other girls all around. That’s pretty much what everyone does in the movie – there are girls doing it with men, girls doing it with girls, and even men doing it with men. Losing interest in his pre-designated wife, Nero at one point even has a man castrated so he can marry him! If someone does something Nero does not like, he simply has them killed for his pleasure. Eventually, he even has his mother and brother killed off. All the meanwhile, he is trying to find some inspiration because he is into composing songs and poems, unfortunately… nothing seems to inspire him. Rome goes up in flames to Nero’s enjoyment, but the people of Rome feel differently. To get himself out of hot water, Nero blames the Christians for the fire and begins to kill the Christians. Somehow along the way, the Roman people once again wanted the head of Nero and begin another revolt. Seeing his end, Nero ends up killing himself with the help of his unwanted wife.
-Rudy Adams potraying Nero in this film is great. He does a fantastic job acting a bit crazy.
-Nero’s little songs and poems… I actually think they are pretty good stuff.
-Plenty of “unacceptable” and “disturbing” scenes
-There are a lot of laughable scenes in this one!
-Not such a bad thing, but the picture is a little dark at times.
-The story itself is easy enough to follow, but I found following some little details to be difficult for whatever reason. Maybe it’s the movie or maybe it’s me, who knows.
Once again, the movie was actually better than I expected. It’s filled with plenty of “unacceptable” and “disturbing” stuff, which I am quite the fan of. It isn’t too much of a Bruno Mattei film though, however, some little signs of his direction are evident. Not a bad film, I’d say it’s worth checking out!