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This epic, thrilling and action-packed film is in the great tradition of epic adventures such as 300, Gladiator and King Arthur. It tells the story of how the legend of the Sword in the Stone began, with stirring, heart-stopping battle scenes, great enduring friendship and the love of father and son.
AD 476. The Roman Empire is crumbling and the last Emperor is fleeing for his life. His only safety is to be found in his mystic father figure and in the hands of his bodyguard and an enigmatic Byzantine warrior. His only sanctuary lies in the far-flung Western outpost of Britannia with the Last Legion - and a myth.
The Empire is being held to ransom by the Barbarians. On the eve of the coronation of the 12-year-old Romulus Augustus, his mentor, the shaman Ambrosinus (Ben Kingsley), predicts disaster. His worst fears are realised as the Goths sack the once-great city of Rome and capture the last Emperor and his protector. They are imprisoned on the historic island of Capri, where Romulus is destined to discover the mythical sword of C?r that holds the prophecy -
'One edge to defend, one to defeat; In Britannia
was I forged... to fit the hand of he... who is destined to rule.'
One legionnaire survives to escort his Emperor to safety - the boy's loyal bodyguard, Aurelius (Colin Firth). Aided by a mysterious black-clad Byzantine warrior (Aishwarya Rai) and Ambrosinus' strategic cunning, Aurelius frees Romulus only to face betrayal and a fight for their lives. With the world against them, their only course of action is to reach the one legion loyal to Rome. They face a perilous trek across a continent to Britain in search of The Last Legion. There, a new myth - destined to span the centuries - is waiting to rise.