This sword and sandals movie is an off-the-wall comedy adventure about three unlikely heroines, who set out to save Celtic Britain, by thwarting the Roman invasion in their own unique and outrageous style.
When a particularly sissy Caesar orders his general Rhinus to proceed with the conquest of Britain, which is just a mosaic of inter-warring Celtic tribes related to the Gauls he already subjugated, those send Marcosivellauniviromandiboule (aka Young Gaul) to the Dubonni, a measly tribe where three sisters play a leading role, and therefore see the messenger foremost as an ideal catch for the unmarried youngest; his bed-test goes great, while a Roman attack on the rivaling neighbor Kent tribe is welcomed without any strategic foresight. Nevertheless the Roman war machine rolls on, so war must be engaged, however again in their, female-shaped way. Written by
Slightly weak, but funny and delightful movie clearly written by and for British geeks. Don't expect Hollywood production values, or Hollywood tropes in this movie. The movie is full of funny observations on life in British culture, and being a woman. I disagree that this movie is missing wit, but I think it needs a bit of wit from the watcher.
I think the movie was let down by its packaging, as the kind of people who will enjoy it will not likely select that cover.
Could end up as a cult favourite, backed by fans who enjoy what's unique about this movie.
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