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Throwback Thursday- Ancient Rome Double Feature- Centurion (2010) & The Last Legion (2007)

There is something about the ancient world that appeals to story tellers. While we have many indisputable historical facts, we can play with history and fiction to tell a compelling story.

In 2010, Centurion, Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender) is the sole survivor of a roman legion who was massacred in a guerrilla attack by the locals who do not want the Romans on their land. He is sent with the mythical Ninth Legion to slaughter the group that was responsible for the attack and murder of his comrades.

I like this movie. I like this movie because it is a very interesting time in history. The story also proves that while many things in life are inconstant, human nature is always constant.

Three years earlier, The Last Legion was released. Aurelius (Colin Firth) has been recruited to help the young Romulus Augustus (Thomas Sangster) escape from prison with the help of Mira (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). But the journey will not be easy as there are many who would see the boy join his parents in the grave.

While this movie is not the best movie that I have ever seen, it is entertaining. Sometimes that is all we need. For my fellow Janeites, this movie is excellent for two very good reasons ;).

I recommend them both.

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