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Great Britain. 150AD. When four messengers sent by Rome to a plague infected Caledonia, with a message of peace and help for their King, go missing Rome has no choice but to send ten of their finest across Hadrian's Wall to find and bring them back. Led by their Captain, Domitius, (George McCluskey, "The Zombie King"), and two of their strongest warriors, Grackus, (Stuart Brennan, "Risen") and Nerva, (Mark Paul Wake, "Plan Z"), the legion soon realise that what lays in wait for them is something much worse than any plague or army known to man - And with them being picked off one by one on their journey back to the wall by a beast none of them can match, and survival being their only hope, will there be anyone left to warn Rome of the dangers it may now face. Fight For Rome. Fight For Caesar. Fight To Survive.
I was persuaded to come and watch this by my mate on our weekly trip to the cinema. We've seen many many films over the years, some good and some bad. This sadly rests comfortably in the latter camp. The premise sounds exciting. Who doesn't like Romans and Werewolves? The scenery was nice and the costumes were pretty cool, and they obviously had some good camera kit as the images were crisp. Try as I might I couldn't find anything in me to care much about the characters. I didn't get that they were a crack troop from their practices or actions, I couldn't understand if there was supposed to be some sub plot about the scout, and frankly I didn't care. I think this might the first film I've not rushed back from the toilet for, which is a shame as they obviously cared about what they were making and were giving it everything. Something was missing for me and I can't really explain what that was. Sadly I think that might be the case for quite a few people!
If you want a film with soldiers and werewolves watch Dog Soldiers. It may not be a great cinematic tour-de-force but it's fun to watch and the characters were really engaging.
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