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Centurion film



 

I watched the film: Centurion yesterday. A friend raved about it. It wasn't as good as he said, but still good and enthralling. It's about what could have happened to the Ninth Roman Legion which disappeared in Pictland (in Scotland.) It's told from the point of view of a centurion who is the only soldier to survive. The Picts are pretty scary;  the scenery magnificent. There is a sense of menace maintained throughout, helped by some eery music.

 

The Pict huntress.

 

The legion preparing for attack.



A woman warrior.

Of course, to my annoyance, the three women in the film are all young and attractive, even the witch.
 


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greenhoodloxley
Dec. 11th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
I thought the huntress was one of the more interesting characters. I would have liked to see a story more focused on her.
karen9
Dec. 11th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, I thought her the most interesting character in the film. Frightening too.
greek_amazon
Dec. 11th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
You know, I was in HMV just yesterday and saw that movie and considered buying it; but I hadn't heard a single thing about it, so I decided not to.
But maybe I'll pick it up after all. It looks like fun.
karen9
Dec. 11th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't describe it as fun! You should probably see it first before buying, unless it's a bargain.
rusty_armour
Dec. 12th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a really cool premise for a film. I'll have to check it out some time.

Like you, I sometimes find it annoying when all of the female leads in a film are young and attractive. All the same, it sounds like you still found aspects of the film you appreciated. Judging by these pictures, it looks like the production design and cinematography was really good.
karen9
Dec. 13th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
I'm interested in the historical period. The film posits a feasible solution to a mystery.

I didn't let my annoyance spoil the film. Yes, it is a quality production.
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