Directed by NEIL MARSHALL
Starring MICHAEL FASSBENDER, DOMINIC WEST, and JJ FEILD
I liked this movie. Neil Marshall continues to impress me as a director. I liked his second film, which was the first AND THE ONLY, half-way decent TV-movie ever to debut on the SyFy channel, Dog Soldiers. That was in 2002. The SyFy channel has since sunk to the depths of movie-hades. It's a running joke now. How bad can we make this movie and how many bad actors can we get? SyFy thinks it's funny. The rest of us think it's sophomoric.
Plot: Centurion is set in 117 A.D. in Roman Britain and things are not going well for the Romans. In fact the Romans are having their butts handed to them by the Picts, who are the native inhabitants of the Scottish highlands. The film starts as Centurion Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender, who has quickly become one of my favorite actors) escapes the Picts as the last survivor of a Pict raid on the northern most Roman outpost.
|Dominic West as Virilus in full garb|
THREE OUT OF FIVE STARS