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AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in the face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts. Quintus Dias (Fassbinder), sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' (West) legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines. Enduring the harsh terrain and evading their remorseless Pict pursuers led by the revenge hungry Pict Warrior Etain (Kurylenko), the band of soldiers race to rescue their General and to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.
Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, 300), Dominic West (The Wire, 300, The Forgotten, Mona Lisa Smile, Chicago), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace)See all Editorial Reviews
The plot and character development is lacking a little. It's more about action scenes with a little story line than the other way around. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Juan Arroyo
I enjoyed this film, but have to say it was not very historically accurate. It told part of a story about Rome's move to fall back to where Hadrian wall was built. Read morePublished 5 days ago by davethebookreader
This was terrible. There was no really good story line and I quit watching after about 20 minutes. It was a waste of time. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kathryn Diamond
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|What really happened to the 9th legion?||
The 9th legion existed after the period of the film. It was last recorded on the Rhine. Incidently when three whole legions were ambushed and annihilated in Germany earlier in 9AD, unlike the end of the fictious film, no effort was made to hide the fact, but the numbers were retired.
Feb 15, 2011 by Brianuspugnatus | See all 2 posts