Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire: Season 1, Episode 5

The Invasion of Britain (18 Aug. 2008)

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Leif Anders ...
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Paul Bicknell ...
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Andre de Nesnera ...
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Sam Mercurio ...
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Herb Otter Jr. ...
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Battle of Britain
25 November 2010 | by (Deming, New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

I suppose there are some technical inaccuracies in this and other episodes because they've been complained about so often in reviews of the series as a whole, but they don't bother me. At least, for the purposes for which I watch something like this, I don't really care whether a Roman soldier is wearing the wrong kind of helmet or not.

This is a reasonably well-done episode. The invasion described in a successful one that took place around 40 BC and lasted for years, with the highly disciplined Roman legions fighting one or another tribe of barbarians with strange names. And, man, do they fight. There is plenty of gore. And stunt men do flips in the air when whacked by an adversary's sword.

Only a handful of the more important figures are shown in action, and the scenes are supplemented by four or five Talking Heads. The Talking Heads are sometimes from famous universities, sometimes from less well-known ones. That doesn't bother me either. At this rudimentary level of description, interpretation, and conjecture, you don't have to have a dozen LL.D.s after your name to do a more than adequate job.

I gather some of the outdoor scenes were shot in Lithuania. We associate Rome with Italy, its sunshine, bright streets, and DeChirico shadows. But Lithuania is cloudy, forested, and muddy. Instead of a Mediterranean landscape we get a northerly mixed forest of deciduous trees and drooping evergreens. It's a little dreary after a while. We feel like we need a vacation at the beach.

One of the characters we see a good deal of is a stern leader of one of the northern tribes of Britain. Her name is something like "Cardomom" or "Caramia". I'm an ignoramus about the barbarians of Britain. Anyway, she's played by an appealing young blond. It might have pepped things up a bit, amid all that dismal fog, if we'd at least been able to see her take off those barbaric rags and have a nice hot bath. I mean, what the heck, she must have bathed from time to time, right? After all, she was a queen.


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