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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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Credited cast:
Sebastian Croft ... Atti
Emilia Jones ... Orla
Nick Frost ... Arghus
Craig Roberts ... Nero
Kate Nash ... Boudicca
Kim Cattrall ... Agrippina
Derek Jacobi ... Claudius
Rupert Graves ... Paulinus
Warwick Davis
Alexander Armstrong
Kevin Bishop
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Chris Addison
Ben Ashenden ... Messengus
Joanna Bacon ... Brenda
Sanjeev Bhaskar
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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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First feature film to star Lee Mack. See more »

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

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It's not funny, the story's bland, and the songs are embarrassing, but somehow it's hard to hate.
5 August 2019 | by domtaylorSee all my reviews

'Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans' has most of the ingredients required to make a feature-length film out of the 'Horrible Histories' series except from the excellent original cast members, who were probably too busy filming the BBC comedy series 'Ghosts' (2019). It's got historical facts, typically British humour, several comedically 'gory' moments, songs (yes, it's a musical) and even a couple of fourth-wall breaking news report parodies. The problem is that here it simply doesn't work. To start with, it's just not funny and this is a huge problem considering that it's supposed to be a comedy. What's worse is that there are several jokes, mainly tied to characters, that are repeated many times throughout. They don't work the first time so it becomes quite irritating. The narrative isn't great either and is only investing on a very base level, with rather flat and uninteresting characters. This is broken up by several musical numbers, which are quite frankly embarrassing. It's not outlandish that there are songs here as the show was full of them. The difference is that in the show they were their own separate segments and actually decent, whereas here they awkwardly sit inside the narrative and are poorly done. None of the songs are at all catchy or memorable and the dance choreography is almost nonexistent. Even with all those negatives, however, the film is quite hard to hate. It's inoffensive, promotes a decent message and it seems as though everybody must have enjoyed themselves while they were making it. The all-star British cast keeps things fresh too, even if a lot of them have little more than glorified cameos, and it's nice to see this type of humour on the big screen again, despite how unsuccessful it is. It's bizarre that I didn't dislike it more than I did because it's far from good and I wouldn't even really recommend it to kids or die-hard fans of the show. I guess it must have a bit of charm to it that allowed me to feel rather indifferent. 5/10


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