A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack.
You want a bit of suspense, action, and badassery. Some blood, some guts, some gore. And hey, the women are are all really good looking badasses too.
This movie isn’t completely unhistorically accurate. Of course every movie takes liberties. The Romans speak English with very English or Irish accents.
This is the kind of movie that spurs me to hours of internet searching and reading about the historical subject. I’d never heard of the Picts before. But now I’ll be reading up on that.
“The name the Picts called themselves is unknown. The Latin word Picti first occurs in a panegyric written by Eumenius in AD 297 and is taken to mean “painted or tattooed people” (Latin pingere “to paint”, pictus “painted”; Greek puktis “picture”). As Sally M. Foster noted, “Much ink has been spilt over what the ancient writers meant by Picts, but it seems to be a generic term for people living north of the Forth-Clyde isthmus who raided the Roman Empire.”
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