The Last Legion (2007)

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The Last Legion (2007)
  • Time: 110 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
  • Director: Doug Lefler
  • Cast: Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai

Storyline:

In 460 AD, the Goths leaded by Odoacer invade Rome; kill the parents of the Caesar Romulus Augustus and send the boy and his tutor Ambrosinus to a prison in Capri. The govern of Constantinople together with Senator Nestor send the warrior Mira to help the loyal commander Aurelius to rescue Romulus with a few soldiers that have survived the attack and bring him to Constantinople. They succeed in their mission but when they return, they discover that they have been betrayed by Nestor. Without any other alternative, they navigate to Britannia to meet the last Roman legion, but they have a huge surprise.

One review

  • I expected an entertaining costume movie about Romans, but after a while it looked rather like an “Asterix and Obelix” soft-action movie. The only bright spot was the appearance of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The Romans should worship her. What a divine body.

    The movie was of a high “Bud Spencer” level with Goths flying around in the sky, after which Mira appears gloating. Then there was Thomas Brodie-Sangster who had the same facial expression the entire film (excellent performance when you take that in mind). Kingsley starts as a nicely played counselor/teacher/philosopher (beautiful scene in the beginning of the film), but slowly evolves into an irritating magician. Him being Merlin was a complete surprise and a sign for me to start rolling my eyeballs.

    I didn’t care whether the film is historically accurate. I was hoping for an entertaining movie, but got a faint pathetic historical epos with men in skirts.

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