Neil Marshall Moves in Strange Ways
Neil Marshall remains one of the most interesting younger directors around. He started by revolutionizing the horror film, taking the genre back to movies that are not only scary and shocking but are also ABOUT something important in the human heart (DOG SOLDIERS, THE DESCENT). Then he made DOOMSDAY, a George Miller-John Carpenter tribute that is both puzzling and engaging. Now comes this dark Old World adventure about a unit of Roman soldiers trying to elude savage tribes of ancient Scotland while working their way back to their home fort. Marshall's direction continues to be intense, intimate, and inventive, conveying both thrills and the sense of something that matters.