June 25, 2011 1 Comment
I have to give props to Magnet Releasing and Mark Cuban (yeah the guy that owns the Dallas Mavericks) for helping to distribute independent and foreign films that otherwise wouldn’t get the to see the light of day here in the states. Magnet has brought us releases of Monsters, Ong-Bak, Hobo with a Shotgun, 13 Assassins and whole mess of other documentaries and foreign flicks. Without their distribution model, I wouldn’t be able to see the “historical” action film Centurion.
I am a sucker for historical action movies, or action movies in general. Gladiator, Troy (to an extent) and pretty much any movie set during the expanse of Roman rule are sure bets for some decent, large scale action scenes and a bloody good time. Centurion delivers the action and with a rather impressive cast. Considering Neil Marshall directed the movie and also The Descent and Doomsday, I am guaranteed some ferocious fights scenes and, well, ok story pacing. Not necessarily his strong suit, but I am an easy to please person.