The Last Legion As a military commander protecting a 12-year-old descendant of Julius Caesar as the Roman Empire crumbles (long story short, the kid's sword becomes Excalibur), Colin… The Last Legion As a military commander protecting a 12-year-old descendant of Julius Caesar as the Roman Empire crumbles (long story short, the kid's sword becomes Excalibur), Colin… 2007-08-17 PG-13 PT101M Action/Adventure Historical War Colin Firth Aishwarya Rai Kevin McKidd Ben Kingsley Peter Mullan MGM The Weinstein Company
Movie Review

The Last Legion (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
DOWN TO FIRTH The actor (pictured with Aishwarya Rai) leads The Last Legion
Image credit: Keith Hampshere
DOWN TO FIRTH The actor (pictured with Aishwarya Rai) leads The Last Legion
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 101 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Historical, War; With: Colin Firth and Aishwarya Rai; Distributors: MGM and The Weinstein Company

As a military commander protecting a 12-year-old descendant of Julius Caesar as the Roman Empire crumbles (long story short, the kid's sword becomes Excalibur), Colin Firth is noble, mostly. Heading up The Last Legion, an almost touchingly jumbled Dino De Laurentiian historical Euro epic — retro orange color scheme and all — Firth graciously battles Goths out of a Capital One ad, flirts with a Byzantine fighter chick (Aishwarya Rai), and puts up with Ben Kingsley in Yoda mode. Every once in a while, though, Firth's eyebrow hints, Can you believe I'm wearing this dorky leather breastplate?

Originally posted Aug 22, 2007 Published in issue #951 Aug 31, 2007 Order article reprints
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