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Movie Review: Centurion

One of those pseudo-historical "what happened to the Nineth Legion" stories. It's like a cross between Rome and King Arthur in a not so good way--lots of blood, clumsy writing, dubious historical accuracy. And really it's a Vietnam/Iraq parable in sandals.

This is my favorite line:

"A big fucking wall? THIS is the plan?!"

Yup. Apparently so.

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morfin
Dec. 6th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Blackaddarus: We need to do something, these picts are getting annoying.

Baldricus: I have a cuuuuning plaaaan.

Blackaddarus: I hope it's not carving a turnip into a legionaire so the army looks larger.

Baldricus: nevermind.
caitri
Dec. 6th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Hahahaha! That was so much better than this film. Though Mickey from Dr Who was in it (briefly) and I was all, Hi Mickey! You look....buff. WEIRD.
anutty1
Dec. 6th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Huh, I was curious about that movie so thanks for allowing me to dodge that bullet! (Sorry you had to watch it, though).
caitri
Dec. 6th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
It wasn't THAT bad. It just wasn't--good, either.

I decided to reread bits of Island of Ghosts this afternoon. Same time period, but AWESOME.
anutty1
Dec. 6th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
What is Island of Ghosts and why is it awesome?
caitri
Dec. 6th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
It's a historical novel by Gillian Bradshaw about Sarmatian cavalry being stationed in Britain around 150 AD or so. Well-drawn characters, awesome historical details (one of my favorit things about her writing is she usually has a few pages of historical ntoes and bibliography at the end of her work).
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