Damn reading up on Tony Scott director of Top Gun, Days Of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop II, among many other blockbusters.
Guess rather than going the slow and painful route he decided to go out with style not to sound facetious.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.