I thought the movie was awesome.
J. Wilkinson | Long Beach, CA | 10/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this and would recommend this to any of my friends. I'm surprised this never hit the theators; it was worth the price of a movie ticket. This movie is kind of a cross between 13th Warrior and Bravo Two Zero; if you liked those, your enjoy this. The film looks great, interesting story, great battle scenes, excelent acting...what more do you need?"
Interesting enough, but offers plenty of what we've seen bef
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 11/03/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Faring better here than he did with his last lackluster effort (Doomsday), director Neil Marshall's Centurion details the story of Roman soldier Quintus Dias (rising star Michael Fassbender), who after becoming the sole survivor of a Pictish raid, finds himself among the Ninth Legion led by a heroic general (The Wire's Dominic West) to take the fight directly to the Pict. Things end up not going so well, as soon enough Quintus and a handful of others are hunted down by the fierce, animalistic warriors. While Centurion offers up ample amounts of bloody violence, warrior philosophy, and gorgeous cinematography; the film as a whole doesn't offer anything we haven't seen before in any other media of this type, whether it be 300 (which Fassbender and West both oddly enough starred in), HBO's Rome, or even the Spartacus series on Starz, minus the slow-motion/quick-edit fight scenes that is, which we should all be thankful for here. Still though, the cast is great, with Quantum of Solace beauty Olga Kurylenko being a stand-out as a mute, vengeance-driven Pict femme fatale. All in all, Centurion isn't bad one bit, and is a nice return to form for Neil Marshall, who brought us modern-day genre classics like Dog Soldiers and The Descent, and if nothing else, hopefully Centurion is the starting point in the right direction for the director to go."
Ron | Jersey | 10/31/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this was a solid action picture. I think anyone who enjoys Braveheart, Spartacus, Troy and such will enjoy this film. I would put it in the range of Pathfinder or King Arthur, but that doesn't mean it is not enjoyable. Good direction, great locations and tons of gory battle make it a fun watch. The story is not perfect but it is not bad. Having studied the history of the Roman empire they were correct with the timeline and series of events. Though the actual fate of the famous lost legion has never been discovered, so that part of the movie is speculative fiction. A few minor quibbles about camp accuracy aside, it is a good movie and one I plan to purchase."