Movie Review Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (PG)
Thursday, 21 November 2019 | Admin
Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (PG)
1h 32min Comedy, Family, History
Atti, a smart and quick-witted Roman teenager, manages to upset Emperor Nero with one of his schemes. For punishment, Atti is sent to work in a cold and wet Britain where he also meets the Celts.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Stars: Sebastian Croft, Emilia Jones, Nick Frost
More negativity than positivity out there on this and I was aware of this going into watching it.
It did actually grow on me the longer it went on but I found the humour of the original TV series sadly lacking and a couple of the songs were ok-ish but that's all.
There are no original cast members from the TV series as far as I can see, although there are a familiar bunch of regular UK based actors taking most of the roles. The Derek Jacobi cameo is a nice touch.
I gave it a watchable rating of 6 as the story and settings were ok but you feel it could have been so much better. Horrible Histories is better than this and that's what's disappointing.
MGN Rating 6/10, IMDB Rating 5.2/10