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The Last Legion (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, War | 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.

Director:

Doug Lefler

Writers:

Jez Butterworth (screenplay), Tom Butterworth (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Aurelius
Ben Kingsley ... Ambrosinus / Merlin
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Mira (as Aishwarya Rai)
Peter Mullan ... Odoacer
Kevin McKidd ... Wulfila
John Hannah ... Nestor
Iain Glen ... Orestes
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Romulus Augustus (as Thomas Sangster)
Rupert Friend ... Demetrius
Nonso Anozie ... Batiatus
Owen Teale ... Vatrenus
Alexander Siddig ... Theodorus Andronikos
Robert Pugh ... Kustennin
James Cosmo ... Hrothgar
Harry Van Gorkum ... Vortgyn
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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 untold beginning of the King Arthur legend. See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | France | Slovakia | Tunisia | Italy | Bulgaria

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Legião See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£125,540 (United Kingdom), 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,746,312, 19 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,932,060, 26 October 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,303,038, 26 August 2012
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(At around thirteen minutes) Ferdinand Kingsley, son of Sir Ben Kingsley, played Sir Ben Kingsley's character in flashbacks as a young man in Britannia. See more »

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At the end of the movie, during the climactic battle, the infantry marches into battle holding a banner high and proud. Unfortunately, the banner is the Draco, which was a cavalry banner, not an infantry one. See more »

Quotes

Aurelius: My friends, we've all seen many mornings like this one. Together we've watched the sun rise, and not known if that day would be our last. Some comrades I've seen, scarcely out of boyhood, trembling before their first battle.
Demetrius: It was a cold morning, Commander.
Aurelius: That it was, Demetrius. And you men of the Ninth Legion, all of us, together we have fought all our lives for the Empire our ancestors created, and together we have watched that Empire crumble to dust. And with its fall we have lost two ...
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fun light-hearted legend
16 May 2007 | by lukas1979See 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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