Giants of Rome (1964)
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A squad of Romans sneak behind the battle lines into Gaul to destroy a secret Druid weapon. There are almost as many fight scenes as plot holes in this kind of dumb but brisk, not-so-historical epic.
From the Mill Creek Warriors DVD Collection, In Giants Of Rome Richard Harrison leads a handpicked crew to seek and destroy a legendary secret weapon that the Druids have constructed blocking a pass. Given that this is an ancient world epic, how advanced technologically could the weapon be? The plot is a homage to The Guns Of Navarone and while it isn't anywhere up to the standard of that film, it's a bit better than some of the peplum films I've been viewing lately. The dialog is a bit much however. When the band of warriors have to kill some Gauls and take a couple of prisoners, one of them is a woman. To which Harrison asks her why she hates the Romans so much. I mean really. None other than Julius Caesar himself gives Harrison and his band their mission orders. Just what is this terrible secret weapon? All I can say is it's nothing the Roman legions hadn't faced before, just bigger. 2 1/2 Stars 6-3-13
Terribly slow, dull, and uninteresting. Everything seems to happen for no reason. Bad acting and editing, and the lighting is horrible. The fight scenes aren't too entertaining and take way too long to show up. The movie was just too long to keep any interests.
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