The Last Legion (12A)

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Fantasy films

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Oct 16 2007

Crudely mangling Arthurian legend into Roman history, this creaky swords ’n’ sandals romper trundles forward like a hurriedly upholstered TV movie. No surprise, then, to find director Doug Lefler cut his teeth on ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’. He plays this hokum straight as an arrow as a scrawny, boy-emperor (Thomas ‘Love Actually’ Sangster) tries to find a mythical sword, avenge his parents’ murder and save Rome from marauders led by Peter Mullan. Protecting him are Colin Firth as the gruff commander, Ben Kingsley as the sagely magician and Bollywood siren Aishwarya Rai as a swashbuckling Red Sonja. Bankrolled by the De Laurentiis clan, production values are half-decent, but bar the odd flashes of finger-hacking violence, this is an oafish regression from the epic quest fantasies of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and the blood-rinsed digital canvas of ‘300’.
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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Oct 19, 2007

Duration:

102 mins

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Laskmi

This movie was so pathetic! It's a poor mans "Lord of the Rings." Definitely not worth anyones time...

Laskmi

This movie was so pathetic! It's a poor mans "Lord of the Rings." Definitely not worth anyones time...

Anne

This movie was lame. I guess it's ok for children, but I was expecting more from a movie with an Acadamy Award Winner. Anyway, the story, script, and fight scenes were wear and predictable.

Anne

This movie was lame. I guess it's ok for children, but I was expecting more from a movie with an Acadamy Award Winner. Anyway, the story, script, and fight scenes were wear and predictable.

Elena

They could have made this into a really good film! And it was only decent. They had storyline but it lacked action--and the timing was so unrealistic. They travelled on foot and boat from Italy to Scotland in like 3 days-I mean God-they could have had mountain assasins and a bit of house of flying daggers stuff and all they had a smelly old energetic 50 year old goth in a golden mask probably made of paper-mache! I mean come on! the love affair between Mira and Aurelius was so unconvcincing it just wasnt a love affair. Caesar turned out to be an annoying snotty nosed spoilt brat with no strength whatsoever-I yawned when watching IT. The book is so good and full of battle scenes that are probably as good as the lord of the rings and yet we didnt have any of it! They diluted the violence and made it into a 12 for little kids who arent going to understand it anyway and by doing it they completely wrecked your book Valerio Massimo Manfredi! Im really sorry! I gave this film a rating of 1 star simply for pity!!! A waste of 13 quid thats all i can say HMV!

Elena

They could have made this into a really good film! And it was only decent. They had storyline but it lacked action--and the timing was so unrealistic. They travelled on foot and boat from Italy to Scotland in like 3 days-I mean God-they could have had mountain assasins and a bit of house of flying daggers stuff and all they had a smelly old energetic 50 year old goth in a golden mask probably made of paper-mache! I mean come on! the love affair between Mira and Aurelius was so unconvcincing it just wasnt a love affair. Caesar turned out to be an annoying snotty nosed spoilt brat with no strength whatsoever-I yawned when watching IT. The book is so good and full of battle scenes that are probably as good as the lord of the rings and yet we didnt have any of it! They diluted the violence and made it into a 12 for little kids who arent going to understand it anyway and by doing it they completely wrecked your book Valerio Massimo Manfredi! Im really sorry! I gave this film a rating of 1 star simply for pity!!! A waste of 13 quid thats all i can say HMV!

Et3rnal

Lame story makes no sense story jumps alot poor casting ,terrible script ,bad special affects i wanted to walk out but my friends and i did have fun laughing at its badness.DONT GO AND SEE IT waste of money.seems more apropriate for a tv movie

Et3rnal

Lame story makes no sense story jumps alot poor casting ,terrible script ,bad special affects i wanted to walk out but my friends and i did have fun laughing at its badness.DONT GO AND SEE IT waste of money.seems more apropriate for a tv movie

kerry

...just wait for the dvd - don't bother with it at the cinema. I'm usually a fan of ANYTHING like this but was pushed to find any redeeming features in this 'feature.'

kerry

...just wait for the dvd - don't bother with it at the cinema. I'm usually a fan of ANYTHING like this but was pushed to find any redeeming features in this 'feature.'

Dennis

poor story line, poor editing, poor script, miss casting (The plebs hero, Lucius verinus, as a baddy). Sorry but i was let down by several of my heroes.

Dennis

poor story line, poor editing, poor script, miss casting (The plebs hero, Lucius verinus, as a baddy). Sorry but i was let down by several of my heroes.