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The Last Legion (2007)

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As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.

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Romulus Augustus (as Thomas Sangster)
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Circa 460 A.D. Mira was born in a warrior-family in Kerala, India, was well versed in martial arts and self-defense, so much so that she was recruited by the Spanish royalty and re-located to Constantinople. From there she was instructed to assist Roman Commander Aurelius to plan the escape of 12-year old Romulus Augustus Caesar from a prison in Capri after his parents had been killed by the leader of the Alliance in turmoil-stricken Rome that has seen the deaths of five emperors in five years. Mira, Aurelius, and a Priest, Ambrosinius, along with a handful of loyal soldiers were successful in the escape plan and deliver Romulus to Roman Senator Nestor. What the crew do not realize is that their task is not over yet, for Nestor is all set to betray Romulus, leaving them with no alternative but to flee to Britannia, where they will be forced to confront a seemingly invincible Vortygn, whose main aim is to obtain a powerful sword that was meant for defense and defeat, and also ensure ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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capri | soldier | boy | emperor | britain | See more »

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The end of an empire...the beginning of a legend. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence | See all certifications »

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17 August 2007 (USA)  »

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A Última Legião  »

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$67,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£125,540 (UK) (19 October 2007)

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£335,838 (UK) (26 October 2007)
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Romulus' throne was built specifically so that the feet of 15-year-old Thomas Brodie-Sangster would not touch the floor when he sat in it to reinforce the perception of a small child being dwarfed by events going on about him. See more »

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As they are climbing over the mountain pass, Romulus is riding on the back of Batiatus wearing a pair of very modern climbing boots. See more »

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A good one for the family
17 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As others have said, I don't know why people are giving it bad reviews... The movie was good, entertaining and very family orientated( No Gore/blood - no nudity ). Granted, its no Troy, 300 or King Arthur, so if your looking for some epic battle with plenty of digital effects then this isn't for you. Having said that there were plenty of fight scenes just no massacre. Its not a movie you will buy but for a one off rental its good enough to entertain the family for the night, so grab a popcorn, sit down, put ya feet up and relax while you watch another tale unfold!

The kids will love it!


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