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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Last Legion, 23 Mar 2008
I thought this film was excellent. I am not a lover of blood thirsty, sword thrashing films but I found this one extremely entertaining because they kept the barbarism to a minimum, although I had difficulty in watching Abrosinus, Ben Kingsley's character being branded.
Maybe it wasn't historically accurate, but who cares, I watch a film to be entertained not educated.
Excellent story telling and I loved the cast Colin Firth was terrific as the Commander, Aurelius, as was Ben Kingsley as Abrosinus and the stunningly beautiful Aishwarya Rai was perfect as Mira. Good performances from Thomas Sangster as Romulus Augustus Cesear, but I do think he could have picked up his sword a little earlier to help Aurelius out at the end, but then films have their set time frame don't they?