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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019)

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Atti, a smart and quick-witted Roman teenager, manages to upset Emperor Nero with one of his schemes. For punishment, Atti is sent to work in a cold and wet Britain where he also meets the Celts.

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Dominic Brigstocke
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Croft ... Atti
Emilia Jones ... Orla
Nick Frost ... Arghus
Craig Roberts ... Emperor Nero
Kate Nash ... Boudicca
Rupert Graves ... Governor General Paulinus
Alex Macqueen ... Sycophantus
Lee Mack ... Decimus
Warwick Davis ... Gladiator Trainer
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Mr. Felix
Alexander Armstrong ... Catus Decianus
Chris Addison ... Colin (Reporter)
Derek Jacobi ... Claudius
Kim Cattrall ... Agrippina
Joanna Bacon ... Brenda
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Roman teenager Atti is forced to join the Roman Army when one of his clever schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero. He is sent to "miserable, cold, wet Britain" where "the natives are revolting, quite literally". Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla, a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior. After narrowly avoiding a very sticky end in a bog, Atti uses his Roman know-how to help Orla save her grandma who's been kidnapped by a rival tribe. Meanwhile, a furious Nero is determined to crush the rebellion, led by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni. Atti rejoins his Roman troops and discovers they are preparing for an historic showdown with the Celts at the Battle of Watling Street. Atti's brains could save the day, but they could also spell disaster for Orla as the two new friends find themselves lined up on opposite sides of the battlefield. Written by Ckelly

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Trivia

Derek Jacobi reprised his role as the Roman Emperor Claudius from I, Claudius (1976). See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a parody of the MGM logo with Rattus Rattus appearing instead of the lion. See more »

Connections

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Orla's Prisoner
Performed by Richie Webb & Matt Katz & Iain Farrington
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A Very British comedy with plenty of laughs and a bit of education for children and parents alike
26 July 2019 | by coombsstephenSee all my reviews

I must admitI didn't have high hopes for this but the film didn't sway from the horrible histories TV and stage formula and it worked well. If you expecting high brow then you will be disappointed but if it's a top British cast with very British jokes you want then you are in luck.

The film passes very quickly and, as the plot is aimed at kids, it isn't hard to follow. It obviously isn't high budget and very much feels like a horrible histories TV special but that doesn't detract from the fun. The film is a little bit of a slow burner but soon catches on.

It's harmless family fun for a 90 minutes and I even learnt a few things while laughing, the whole key to horrible histories success.


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26 July 2019 (UK) See more »

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