Saturday, November 26, 2011

Paul Freeman in "Centurion" (2010)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie villain Paul Freeman (Ivan Ooze, MMPR: The Movie) played the role of Governor Julius Agricola in the British action drama "Centurion." The film tells the story of Roman soldier Quintas Dias (played by Michael Fassbender), who is captured & tortured by the violent Picts only to escape. Dias joins the legendary Ninth Legion as they set out to wipe the Picts out in a bloody war. Freeman's character, Governor Agricola, is the man who orders the march on the Picts to destroy them and return glory to the Romans, so that he & the legion can return to Rome. At the end of the film, when Dias returns to the governor, telling him that he is the only survivor left from the Ninth Legion, thanks to the war, Agricola meets with his peers and decides that the world cannot know of the Ninth Legion's failure and they will not speak of the loss, which means eliminating Dias. Agricola gives the assassination order, but Dias manages to escape the attempt and remain alive.

"Centurion" is available on DVD

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