Centurion – Movie Review

Centurion was a lot of fun. The film, based during the 2nd century conquest of Britain by the Romans, is violent, bloody, gory, and exciting. There’s plenty of action, fight sequences, and chases to keep the film moving forward, and the characters are interesting and the actors deliver solid performances.

Starring Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Dominic West (Punisher: War Zone), and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Centurion brings the harsh reality of this particular point in history to life. This harsh reality is dealt with in a myriad ways, all of which usually end up with people being, stabbed, slashed, impaled, burned or dismembered.

Make no mistake; this film has a solid and exciting chase storyline at its core. After a betrayal and ambush that leaves a small group of Roman soldiers to fend for themselves, the group soon find themselves the target of a ruthless tracker (Kurylenko) who will do whatever it takes to kill each and every one of the running Romans. And she’s not the type of gal who gives up easily, or at all for that matter.

From then on it’s a free-for-all of action as our Roman soldiers battle the elements, each other, and the always-present group trying to kill them. Will they make it out from behind enemy lines alive? Or will they all die in one final bloody epic battle of guts and gore?

Centurion is enjoyable, exciting, bloody, fun, and one of the best action movies I’ve seen in a long time. The performances are solid, the visuals are excellent, and Neil Marshall’s direction is superb. Definitely worth checking out.

Centurion opens in theaters August 27, 2010. However, you can also check it out On-Demand on most cable/satellite services, Xbox Live, and others. For more information, check out the official Centurion website by clicking here!

Take a look at the RED BAND trailer below:

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