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Attila (I) (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Biography  -  30 January 2001 (USA)
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A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect ... See full summary »

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A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves and passions, the gossips, intrigues and betrayals in Rome, all of these feelings evolved by magic and mysticism. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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hun | roman | death | army | barbarian | See more »

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Men followed. Women worshiped. Rome trembled.


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Goofs

Attila did not kill his brother Bleda in a duel, a day after his supposed coronation as King of the Huns, as depicted in the film. Nor did Attila become king after his brother's death. Historically, after the death of their uncle, King Roas, in 434, both Attila and Bleda shared the Hunnish throne until Attila killed his brother in 445. See more »

Quotes

Flavius Aetius: There is only one fathomable reason why you are here, you *need* me.
Placidia: Why would I need you?
Flavius Aetius: If I had to guess, I say that the Huns are on the move again and you and the rest of Rome are pretified with fear.
Placidia: There are rumors of a new warlord amongst the southern tribes. Attila, do you know him?
Flavius Aetius: No, but I know King Rua. And that is what matters.
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Hollywood, once again, steps into their own tangled web...
6 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

There was just too much left out or made up on this one. The acting was fairly descent given the stunted script, but history went right out the window. Example: When the King died, Attila allowed his brother to rule for 13 years, before he came to power. You need drama, agreed, tension, absolutely, but there's an old adage that goes, 'Truth is stranger than fiction.' It seems they couldn't decide how much of a hero or villain to portray the main character as in the show. I never really cared about Attila and his personal problems but rather was more interested in the doings of the diabolical Roman. They should have called it 'Flavius' since he had all the good lines and was portrayed by an aggressive Powers Boothe. He took over every scene. I liked Reg Rogers as the quirky Emperor Valentinian as well. Typically, the battle scenes depicting the Roman army devolved into a massive one on one brawl, rather than the disciplined tactics that gave Rome their empire. I was not pleased at the end of the four hours - they killed you with commercials - and regretted the time wasted.


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