Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald re-teams with The Last King of Scotland screenwriter Jeremy Brock for this historical epic set in second century Britain and following young centurion Marcus Aquila on his quest to solve the mystery of the missing Ninth Legion. The year is 135 A.D. It's been 15 years since the Ninth Legion went missing in the mountains of Scotland, and it's up to Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) to find out what happened. His own father was the commander of the Ninth, and by discovering what fate befell the fearless leader, Aquila could restore his failing reputation. Crossing Hadrian's Wall and navigating the treacherous highlands of Caledonia won't be easy though, especially since Aquila's only traveling companion is his British slave, Esca (Jamie Bell). Along the way, Aquila will attempt to make peace with his father's memory as he and Esca confront the savage tribes of the land and attempt to recover the lost legion's golden emblem -- the treasured Eagle of the North. Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong fill out the rest of the starring cast.~Jason Buchanan
This movies is an interesting story with characters well played by all involved. The story of the Romans in Britain is always fascinating, but this movie puts a unique spin on the tale. All of the actors are superb. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Another Ancient Rome movie that displays the works of the great Roman legions. It’s conected to another movie the centurion which is better to my liking but this does very well.