Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Centurion- DVD Review


Starring Matthew Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko and Ulrich Thomsen.
Directed by Neil Marshall.

A sword-and-sandals adventure that doesn't add up to much, but it easily could have been worse.

Matthew Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) is our hero here, a Roman soldier, member of the Ninth column that famously disappeared in 140 AD. (Another movie is coming out next year tackling the same subject). When the majority of them are slaughtered from a sneak attack, it focusses on the few who survive, and when they learn their general is still alive and captured, they must sneak into enemy ranks to set him free.

It has decent action here and there. A good section of this movie is a chase, and I kept thinking how much better Apocalypto did it. It wasn't bad for a time-killer but I wouldn't recommend anyone go out of their way to see it.

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