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The Last Legion (2007)

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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Storyline

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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The Roman world is in the throes of death, but a new myth, destined to span the centuries, is waiting to be born. See more »


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

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A Última Legião  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,746,312 (USA) (19 August 2007)

Gross:

$5,932,060 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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Trivia

Director Doug Lefler says that the story idea started as a film concept at DDLC, then Dino De Laurentiis brought Valerio Manfredi on as a historical consultant and he fell in love with the idea. When progress at DDLC on the film stopped, Valerio Manfredi went off and made a novel of the idea which became successful in Europe and helped get the film going again. See more »

Goofs

As Romulus passes Caesar's guard in the coronation procession (at around 9 mins), Demetrius mouths the words "We're dead." (In the DVD commentary it is explained that "we took it out just because it was too soft to be heard over the noise of the procession and the music.") See more »

Quotes

[as the army leaves the village, Ygraine holds out a suit of armor to Romulus]
Ygraine: It was made for my brother.
Romulus Augustus: Doesn't he need it?
[a tall, strapping teenager pats Ygraine as he walks past]
Ygraine: [smiles] He's grown since then.
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References Love Actually (2003) See more »

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Last Legion is not that bad!
23 April 2007 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Well, i just read the previous comment and i can't say I'm quite happy with it :( I mean, the movie was not that bad at all!! Everything was in the right place: the music, actors, the plot and all... No, really... I just don't get why he said (I mean that guy) the actors were bad. They were just brilliant! Well, maybe to watch this movie u gotta have a sense of humor because many scenes in it were quite funny. Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth and Thomas Sangster were really good it seemed to me. Well Aishwarya Rai could of acted better probably... But anyways I reckon there are so many really bad movies and I don't think this one is just watch-it-once-and-then-forget-it film! Besides, the whole thing was real: I mean the castle, all the decorations, they shot it on location, and if you see throngs of people running on the battlefield you know this is all real! I guess u gotta appreciate it because they could of made in on computers... I mean, it's such a rare thing nowadays... Speaking about the plot... Yeah, maybe it's a bit naive and even silly (remember this when you watch the final scene) but overall it was quite dynamic and everything. Finally it was Dino De Laurentis production, they've been writing the script for 6(!) years so do you really think they didn't notice it was crap or something? Well maybe it's not that great compared to '300' but it's good enough anyway My conclusion is: you gotta watch the movie especially if you like Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley or Thomas Sangster or if you like adventures. And it seemed to me it's a kind of a teen movie rather than a serous one (i suppose it's for people of 12-25). And one more thing to say: though it's a historic movie (and i really hated history at school!!!) somehow i liked it and I've seen enough movies to tell a good one. Enjoy!


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