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Centurion, Film
« on: April 21, 2010, 03:53:08 pm »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion_(film)

heard a story on theis story on BBC radio today. i love this director. I think its going to be like last legion... but good.

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Re: Centurion, Film
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 04:23:03 pm »
lol

Thats all i could think about whole time.
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Re: Centurion, Film
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 06:11:44 pm »
Sorry for the necro but I just rented this movie today and from what I've seen it looks really good. I'm gonna watch it tonight with a buddy of mine whom i'm slowly getting in to Dagorhir. Anyway after I watch it I'll tell you guys what I think.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 06:19:15 pm »
If you like this one, you should watch Arn: Knights Templar. It was really really good.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 06:27:50 pm »
watched it on netflix the other day. and honestly, i wasnt much impressed
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Re: Centurion, Film
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 06:31:51 pm »
It was alright - I enjoyed it. Not a great movie, maybe 3/5.

I agree with Ducky that Arn was really good.

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 06:48:37 pm »
Yea, Centurian was good, Arn was better.

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Re: Centurion, Film
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 07:08:23 pm »
Arn was kick ass IMO. I dug it, even though it wasn't combat heavy, the story was good.
Centurion... was a'ight.

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 08:48:27 pm »
I watched Centurion the other day and the whole time I was thinking, why are they using the gladius to slash instead of stab? 
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 09:43:41 pm »
Correct me if I am wrong but isn't the 9th the same legion they are dealing with in the upcoming film "The Eagle". Makes me want to see the Centurion first.
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2011, 09:52:46 pm »
It is, though the two movies don't really have anything to do with each other, beyond the fact that the ninth legion disappeared north of the line of Hadrian's Wall.

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 10:34:06 pm »
Yea I know they're completely separate. I just wanted to verify that it was indeed the same legion. And honestly i hadn't heard about Centurion until now so I thought it might be good.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2011, 10:52:36 pm »
Correct me if I am wrong but isn't the 9th the same legion they are dealing with in the upcoming film "The Eagle". Makes me want to see the Centurion first.

Centurion deals with the disappearance of the 9th Legion, The Eagle takes place 20 years after the dissappearance. 
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Re: Centurion, Film
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 08:15:34 am »
It's on netflix, you say? I shall watch it today while I work, then.
I watched Arn on saturday - omg what a good movie! (And because of the subtitles, I actually had to WATCH it watch it instead of my usual listen-to-and-glance-up-sometimes watch it :P )
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Re: Centurion, Film
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2011, 10:16:29 am »
Watched this movie right after 300.  The whole time with both of them I though; this combat is great, unless used in a real fight.
Although Centurion is def. One of my friends who knows almost nothing about fighting and the historical period thought it was really good.
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2011, 11:29:24 am »
i loved it, got a kind of shot down behind enemie lines WWII feel to it. accuracy be damned, i had fun.
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2011, 04:15:18 pm »
i loved it, got a kind of shot down behind enemie lines WWII feel to it.

My thought as well, which was a little disappointing cause I was hoping it would have its own story. I enjoyed it too, though.

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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2011, 01:23:10 am »
I thought Centurion was relatively good, considering it seemed a somewhat low-budget film. The only thing is that because of it being an incredibly short movie, and not being a gigantic epic, it didn't really allow for characters to grow and other things to develop. But overall, I thought it was a good movie. Best movie ever? No. Good movie to throw on the TV while I hang around? Definitely!
As far as the historical basis goes, I didn't think it went TOTALLY crazy away from the real historical documents. Of course, no one really knows what happened to the legion after they went north of the wall (safe to say of course, they probably were utterly routed), but there are documents showing the legion being active in other regions a few years after (that's where it gets screwy), and THEN disappearing forever. So considering the real-life mystery of the situation, I thought it was properly handled, without a completely over-the-top story!
Anyways though, great action, good actors (a shame they didn't get to display their talent more!), solid plot.

3/5!

But I must say- The Eagle looks like complete rubbish compared to Centurion. And Channing Tatum... meh...
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Re: Centurion, Film
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2011, 06:47:00 pm »
Actually about 2-3 months ago Ancient Warfare magazine had an excellent article debating the fate of Leg. IX Hispana. One argument put forward was the possibility that a major portion of the Legion was pulled away to support a war effort in Egypt, with the remainder being folded in with the Leg.VI Victrix....
Think about this...The Scottish Highlanders were a very poor people, no armor to speak of, only the most basic of weapons, and still the English, whom had one of the most powerful armies of the time, considered them to be a huge threat!  Hmmmmm