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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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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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$67,000,000 (estimated)

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£125,540 (UK) (19 October 2007)

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£335,838 (UK) (26 October 2007)
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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 »

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The invention of stirrups did not reach the Roman Empire. This invention arrived only after the fall of their reign, around the 7th century. As such the horsemen could not have used stirrups as seen in this film. See more »

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Romulus Augustus: Mother, am I now the most powerful man in the world?
Flavia: Of course you are.
Romulus Augustus: Then why can't I stay out tonight?
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The Last Legion
17 August 2007 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie only because it had one of the Bollywood leading lady – Aishwarya Rai. I knew the movie had poor ratings and did not expect much from it before entering the theatres.

The story is about the blood line of Julius Ceaser – a young child Romulus Augustus (Thomas Sangster) whose parents are killed, kingdom overthrown and he imprisoned. His personal guard Aurelius (Colin Firth) joins hands with a couple of his own guards and Mira (Aishwarya Rai) and with the help of a sorcerer Merlin (Ben Kingsley) rescues the child and defeats the enemies.

The movie is stupid to say the least, as if we are seeing some B-grade movies of 70s. It has good sets, and excellent actions; but the screenplay and dialogues are a big let down. Overall the casting is very poor. Colin Firth huffs and puffs to fit the role of a warrior guard, and so overacts Thomas as a child emperor. Ben Kingsley – what are you doing in this movie? As a moral guardian of the young emperor Ben Kingsley still sounds like Mahatma Gandhi when he opens his mouth and says some philosophical and thoughtful things. Aishwarya was okay. To make her look like an Indian beauty the make-up artist put layers of brown shining dusk on her face and body. She performed her role with commitment, but over-expressed herself in violent actions scenes.

For director Doug Lefler, this was his second ambitious project and that too with historic setting. I should say that the quality of details in expensive sets and costume etc. was finely done. The action scenes were good but not up to the mark of great directors.

So what was positive about this movie? I think it is a good entertainment for children and family. It does not have a heavy complicated story, and gory of sex and violence – that is normally seen in such movies. It is a clean entertainer in that way.

(Stars 4.5 out of 10)


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