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Lost Legion DVD Review

Lost Legion DVD

Better off lost.

Set at a Roman outpost amidst a waining Roman Empire, the primary story of “Lost Legion” revolves around Urbina Prime plotting to make her son Cassius Emperor despite her husband’s (Maximus) misgivings. While all of this is going on, Maximus is trying to ally with the Suevis (led by Taranis) against the Amals, but the alliance turns out to be short lived. What exactly is Maximus doing and will his plans clash with those of his wife?

What happens when you mix a LARPing session with “300,” “Game of Thrones,” “Rome,” and “Spartacus”? You get “Lost Legion”- a cheaply made movie that is clearly trying to mimic modern TV and film hits. While knock-offs are certainly nothing new, this one reeks of trying to cash-in on popular entertainment with its use of slow-motion, the insertion of random “gladiatorial games,” sex and nudity thrown in to distract from the poor soap opera drama, and an overall emphasis on betrayal filled storylines. Add in the cheeseball dialogue, cheap sets, accents that are all over the map, an abrupt ending, and one of the worst performances in recent memory (Oldrich Anton Vojta as Cassius) and you’ll be wondering why you bothered to press play. Skip this one.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1. How does it look? Bland visuals aside, this is a fairly decent transfer.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? The music and dialogue sounded solid for a low budget indie release.

Extras include a Digital HD copy and Lionsgate trailers.

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February 21, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review |

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