Movie Review: Centurion

By Drum Digital
08 October 2010

Rating 3/5

War. With Micheal Fassbender, David Legeno and Domonic West.

Director: Neil Marshall. 16V. Opens 15 October.

What’s it about?

It’s the year 117 AD. In northern Britain the Romans’ Ninth Legion are fighting the murderous Picts but are ambushed and their general captured. It’s up to the brave Quintus to try to free him...

Who will enjoy it?

Crazy about rivers of blood, severed limbs and gaping chest wounds? Then this slice of non-stop bloodshedding should be up your street. Talk about wild, relentless fighting! Brutal confrontations make up about 80 per cent of this movie, so action junkies will certainly get their fill of dramatic battles, bloody clashes and over-the-top violence. Michael Fassbender is an actor to watch though – hemanages to focus attention on his character amid all the hectic action and successfully carries the film on his broad shoulers. This flick definitely isn’t for sissies!

Wait for DVD? No – the spectacular battles and brutal fights just won’t have the same impact on a TV screen. The fear and horror of war is realistically and colourfully portrayed and the atmosphere is dark and brooding. Definitely not a first-date movie – there’s so much blood splattered about you could end up with some in your popcorn!

Similar films Gladiator; Braveheart.

Popcorn fact

* Michael Fassbender is known as a ladies’ man.

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