Everyone remembers the blades on the bad guy's chariot, and
Everyone remembers the blades on the bad guy's chariot, and how he whips the title character (Charlton Heston). But overall, "Ben-Hur" is basically a soap opera (well, how could a biblical epic not be?). And of course, there's a few things nowadays that change how we view the movie. Given how Charlton Heston's character wants revenge, wouldn't it make more sense for him to just get a gun? I mean, we're talking about the NRA president here! Also, there's that one character who it turns out was supposed to be gay (Heston thought that they were just friends).