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 »
Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself.
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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
Aetius tells the Emperor he will take the 3rd Legion north into Gaul. During the march, during the battle, and later during the victory parade back in Rome, all the Legion's standards say "20th Legion" in Latin. See more »
This is another mammoth production of a familiar historical epic that runs short of detail and truth. It provides the mainstream media-required melodrama to provide a continuity to this saga of this strategic psychopath, and yet does contain some vivid recreations of a few of the thousands of extermination campaigns his Hunnic hordes were responsible for. The characters appear consistent and believable, especially the last dynastic emperor Valentinian III, who's 32 year decadent reign was the backdrop to most of the drama. But there were few references to some other harsh realities occurring in the over-run territories, let alone the sack of Rome by the eventual allies the Visigoths (revenge for which could have provided the motive for the [historically unsubstantiated] assassination of Alaric's son Theodoric on the orders of Aetius. There could have been at least a slight reference to the Vandals now harassing Mediterranean ports [indeed there could have been a scene in which frenzied refugees from Carthage announce that the Vandals have taken the city, and that instead of grain harvests Rome can now expect psychotic pirates on the way]! As for the gap between the withdrawal from Gaul and the (again unsubstantiated) poisoning scene, I can only figure that they ran out of time and money to film the Italian desolation caused by this 'scourge of God'- shame, considering the possibilities for the special effects of Attila's vision above pope Leo! But it will be well worth it to attract a few more thousand viewers to ancient history readings....
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