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Attila, The Hun

Updated on September 11, 2012
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Attila, Emperor of the Huns, is a well known historical figure from the 5th century AD who managed to organize the Hun tribes into a great military force that Rome regarded as "a fearsome" enemy. Attila did not live to see the fall of the Roman Empire. His reign lasted between the years 434 - 453 AD. Under Attila's leadership, the Hunnic Empire became the largest nation, much larger than the Roman Empire.

The movie Attila, The Hun, released in 2000, is a fictional representation of the facts surrounding Attila's life. It includes a little about Attila's childhood, and then the movie's pace picks up swiftly bringing the viewer into Attila's adult life. This film is very well done; delivers the feeling of the era well. The costuming and props were perfect for the time period depicted. The acting was stupendous.

Attila, The Hun stars Gerald Butler and Powers Boothe. Tim Curry superbly played the Emperor of Constantinople. Director Dick Lowry created a masterpiece.

Attila, The Hun is on DVD. It is rated NR. On the DVD cover there is a recommendation for 15 and above (for mature audiences). Parental discretion highly recommended for their teenagers. There are some gruesome 5th century military scenes that show accurately how brutal and bloody the battles were back in this time period.

I highly recommend watching this movie; especially if you are a Gerald Butler, Powers Boothe or Tim Curry fan. Love Roman or Hun history? This is definitely a film to put on your “must see” list. Enjoy!

5 stars for Attila, The Hun


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