Sunday, August 17, 2003

Warrior Queen

I watched this on Brandname Sunday Theatre tonight, and it was quite good. Some suitably sociopathic Romans (though I'm not sure that Nero was quite that nasty at the start), and some good Roman-killing action. OTOH, it suffered a bit from a) overstating the importance of a pissy little provincial rebellion in a province that frankly did not matter; and b) trying a bit too hard to be topical. There's no need to use a sledgehammer; the parallels between then and now ought to be obvious to any marginally intelligent viewer.