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The Last Legion (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  17 August 2007 (USA)
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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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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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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,746,312 (USA) (17 August 2007)

Gross:

£335,838 (UK) (26 October 2007)
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Trivia

Ian Glen (Orestes), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Romulus Augustus), Nonso Anozie (Batiatus), Owen Teale (Vatrenus), Alexander Siddig (Theodoros Andronikos) and James Cosmo (Hrothgar) got all cast for the series a Game of Thrones later on at some point. Ian Glen played Jorah Mormont, Thomas Brodie-Sangster played Jojen Reed, Nonso Anozie played Xaro Xohan Daxos, Owen Teale played Ser Allistar Thorne, Alexander Siddig played Prince Doran Martell and James Cosmo played Jeor Mormont. 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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Young Arthur: Is that where the last legion made their stand?
Ambrosinus: Of course. Just like in the story.
Young Arthur: With you as the hero.
Ambrosinus: Of course. We need heroes, don't we?
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16 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can understand why some people may be disappointed watching this movie, especially if they were expecting a CGI laden gore-fest. If you do not expect this then you should not be too disappointed.

I think the negative comments go too far. It never pretended to be anything other than an action/adventure movie from the beginning (so why compare it to hardcore historical stuff), it was funny, mixed up a few legends, and had a very simple but nevertheless entertaining story.

This light hearted and enjoyable movie provides well-paced entertainment that would be suitable for a teenage audience (perhaps 10+) but can also be enjoyed by adults.

There is no gore, sex, or swearing, and whilst the fine cast will not win any Oscars for their performance, they did a fine job in fulfilling their roles, given the movies objectives.

This movie does what it says on the tin and does it well. A fine example of how a movie can be enjoyable without every scene being covered in blood (although I enjoy those movies too).


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