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Old June 17th, 2014, 06:17 PM   #11
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This movie remembers me of The Last Legion (2007), with Colin Firth, that I found interesting, but as my history teacher once said: "historically inacurate".
But I still have a question: why would they choose Jackie Chan? In my opinion it can look like a comedy, then.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #12

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I concur with a few other posters. A movie about a gang of Roman refugees who end up in China after being defeated under Crassus or surrendered under Valerian would be genuinely interesting. Actually, it sounds like an incredible idea if it was done with a measure of historical realism.

But this sounds awful beyond words.
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Until I get this one:
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...I want no more movies about Rome. In fact I curse all films about the Roman Empire to doom and failure, until said film is screened at my local theater.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 07:47 PM   #14

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It sounds like a steaming heap to me.

I expect poor judgement from Gibson but Jackie Chan should know better!
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Old June 17th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #15

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I don't see where the article said anything about Gibson being involved.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 09:46 PM   #16
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Wikipedia did
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Ha!

Anybody want to take bets on what was going through the mind of Mels agent?

'where can we send Mel that has no geographical, physical or plot connection to Israel or Jews and maybe we can revive his career!'

'China? yeah that sounds safe enough?'
He'll still find a way to slag the English.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #18

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Mel Gibson, John Cusack, Adrian Brody? Produced by Jackie Chan? With that assemblage I am expecting a "the whole thing is so retarded we couldn't help having a blast while shooting it" movie. An entertaining bagatelle at best (it could be a retarded bagatelle, but the crew still had fun no matter what).

At least that is what I hope it will be, because if anyone during the process of the creation of this movie ever took it seriously, I swear to hunt them down and lecture them in the name of history.
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There are 2 Romans I believe. 1 is a ex-Roman general slave that leads 1,000 slave Legionaires(the good guys). The other is the guy who killed Crassus who leads a force of 100,000 Roman expeditonary force.(the bad guys)
LOL, Rome's army never got much bigger than 150,000 in the entire empire.
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LOL, Rome's army never got much bigger than 150,000 in the entire empire.
I believe the estimate for the Severan Army is 450,000 men.
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