Friday, January 14, 2011

Review of Centurion

117 AD the roman empire stretched from the African desert to the Caspian sea but its farthest, most untamed frontier was northern Britain. In the unforgiving land, the roman army encountered fierce resistance from the local hostiles called picts. Using guerrilla tactics and landscape to there advantage, they brought the invasion to a halt. The stalemate has lasted almost 20 years and now Rome has given orders to crush the rebel forces by any means necessary.

The Graphics
The computer generated wounds the soldiers both roman and pict alike are phenomenal. You can see a mans head cut clean off with an axe and yet the real person standing there on the screen received less than a scratch at best. The action scenes in the forests are by far the best, the classic phalanx the roman infantry displays is flawless but doesn't do so well when your out numbered and on fire.

The survives of a pict attack try to save a captured general, but when they realize its to late they have to run, on foot, for there lives against the truly natural trackers of the picts. After having killed the pict leaders son with a small scouting party during the night, the men are soon being tracked by a pict tracking party sworn by blood for vengeance for the kings dead son.

Film Details.
Country: UK
Language: English
Release Date: April 22, 2010

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