Centurion is bloody fun but lags too much for a second watch.
Mostly boring but well-made.
Set in northern England, where native tribes battle with the Roman Empire for supremacy in the region, "Centurion" focuses on a broken Roman legion, featuring Michael Fassbender and the leader of the survivors, Dominic West as their fallen leader, Olga Kurylenko as a woman tracking them with intent to kill, and Noel Clarke, David Morrissey, Liam Cunningham and some other people as a raft of interchangeable other Roman people who mainly walk behind Fassbender for the majority of the film. There's also some guy who has ulterior motives, but what those are, the film seems to forget to tell us.
A highly boring film that really brings nothing new to an already stale genre.
A new way in making epic movies exciting
I dare you find another movie -- about an unknown, undocumented event in the ancient history -- that is made to be as exciting as this one. I'm not talking about the Trojn war, or the story of knights of the round table that you've heard a million times since your childhood.
This movie has everything from large battles to small ones to one-on-ones in the context of betrayal and a bit of romance. Had this been done with the big budgets of Hollywood and its big names it would have got a perfect 10. Not that Fassbender, West, and Cunnigham didn't do an excellent job already.
I've already watched it 3 times and i'm still looking forward to watching it a few more times. With short sequences and bursts of bloody fights and struggles, with some execellent score bringing you on to the next scene, it resonates what Bourne Identity did to ordinary spy movies -- not to taken out of the context of course.