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There are, by my count, six standard types of violence in film these days: Tarantino, comic book, Scorsese, martial arts, horror and stupid. That's right: stupid. For an example, look no further than Centurion.
Not so much a story with heroes and villains but one more of survival against the most perilous of odds, this vibrant and alive action epic is a total kick in the pants that's a heck of a lot more fun than it probably should be.
Beautifully shot by Sam McCurdy ("The Descent,' "Doomsday"), "Centurion" is a throwback to the great Roman legionnaire and gladiator movies, but with prosthetics and "300"-style digital makeup effects.
My appreciation for Centurion is fairly simplistic ... and amounts to little more than its success as a bloodbath with an appropriately cynical outlook and a cornucopia of brutality displayed with skill.