Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fantasia Day 17 - Centurion

I don't have a whole lot to say about Centurion. It is definitely the slickest, biggest budget movie I've seen at Fantasia this year. It also thoroughly entertaining, a rugged and rousing behind enemy lines story with fantastic visuals. Morally, it is interesting in that there really doesn't seem to be any bad guys. I mean there are antagonists, the Picts and the Romans have to defeat them, but the movie makes sure you are sympathetic to both sides. It makes for a more interesting drama, but perhaps a less gripping thriller, because as the audience, you are kind of ambivalent. I think this review over at Twitch Film captures my feelings perfectly.

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