Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Last Legion

It has both been a while since I went to the cinema and reviewed a movie. So, I will start with the flick that I just caught today at the recently refurbished TGV in Sunway Pyramid. (Have you checked out the new wing in Sunway Pyramid? It is recommended)

The movie of choice was the Last Legion because the trailer seems promising and Aishwarya Rai was in the movie as well.

The Last Legion


The Movie Poster


Set in Roman times, it tells the tale of evacuating a young Caesar to Britannia for refuge after the empire was attacked by a strong force of the Barbarian King. All allies of the Roman Empire has turn down their support to the young and they are left to defend themselves against a raging army of barbarian. Aishwarya Rai stars as Mira, a middle east warrior that assigned to help out. Don’t let the story board or spoiler as the movie failed to bring the novel to life.

Aishwarya Rai


 


Aishwarya Rai as Mira


The whole movie seems amateurish and it wasn’t the best acting ever displayed. A quick search on reviews of the movie revealed that my take is consistent with industry critics. The fighting scenes were poorly choreographed and the angles used to film the scenes were bad. I am never too picky about movies which indicate that this is filmed in an intolerable level.

As a summary, it is thumbs and toes down. Give this movie a miss and download it (legally of course :)) instead and keep it for those sleepless nights. You can thank me later for this piece of advise.

The website itself is as disappointing as the movie. Only an image file with a link to the trailer. Check it out for yourself.

Well, let us hope that if there is ever going to be a sequel to the movie (the ending seem to indicate such) for it to improve greatly.

That’s all for now. Bye all.

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