>If you’ve read my Order of the Sicari assassin series then you know I love ALL things Roman. The disappearance of the Ninth Legion is one of those stories/myths in history that inspires writers and filmmakers.
One of the first movies I saw about the Ninth was The Last Legion starring Colin Firth. I love this movie. It had great humor, a wonderful cast, and OMG, the woman playing the heroine was AWESOME!! A real kickbutt woman who was gorgeous. I want to be her!
Centurion hit the theaters earlier this fall. I watched it On Demand and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was gritty, and while bloody didn’t go majorly overboard on the blood and guts. Battles were brutal in this time period. As a viewer, watching the movie put me in the role of rooting for the underdog, which in this case were the Roman soldiers being ruthless hunted by a Pict woman who’s family the Romans had tortured, raped and murdered. While I know the Romans were capable of brutal barbarism, it’s hard for me not to admire them and all they accomplished. I guess my heart will always be Roman.
Now coming this February (as of the time I’m writing this post) is another story about the disappearance of the Ninth Legion. The Eagle starring Tatum and Sutherland. No idea how good or bad this will be, but I’m easy to please if it’s a Roman movie with swords! LOL