Funny PC historical piffle
- Centurion review by PV
This is watchable, but certainly not in the same league as the excellent Gladiator.
Why? Well, for a start, the film seems to have been written and casted by a committe or perhaps an HR diversity manager:
Black actor Noel from Dr Who, tick; Asian (Muslim) Roman soldier, tick; women in macho aggressive feminist roles, tick. This is utterly predictable and tiresome in so many British films, and is especially true for films made with the backing of the PC Film Council and lottery funding.
Too much like a Dr Who episode really. And the way the women all have make-up and nicely done hair as they rush into battle with their swords and spears killing dozens of Romans twice their size is (unintentionally) hilarious! Girlpower? Comedy, more like!
History it ain't! But at least it is mercifully short! Worth watching, but no better than a time-passer.
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