The Eagle Movie
February 11, 2011 by Post Team
The Eagle Movie, An adventurer who frolic adhesive formulas and provides an entertaining brawl. Director Kevin MacDonald is best known for his scintillating “Last King of Scotland” and Oscar-winning Best Sound documentary “One Day in September.” It puts a completely different hat in this sequel to Neil Marshall’s novel about “Centurion”.
Both films are set in the second century AD and revolve around the domination of Rome attempted to what is now Scotland. In case you have not heard, Rome was less than complete success. In fact, England a thousand years later was also rejected (see “Braveheart”).
In “The Eagle”, the action takes place in 140 AD Britain. The South (England, more or less) is controlled by Rome and those nasty Caledonians, consisting in part of the tribes of the Picts, control the North.
They were firmly rooted in their homeland and supremely well adapted to extreme wind cold, wet lands and the North. The Romans, on the other hand, have a superior weapons and sophisticated tactics. The stage is set for a good old fashioned delimbing head, the skull bashing of tribal warfare, and the viewer is not disappointed.
In The Eagle, a young Roman officer named Marcus Aquila has just been promoted.
His first commandment is the world’s end … Scotland. Years ago, five thousand soldiers who formed the famous Ninth Legion disappeared behind Hadrian’s Wall, captured and presumed dead by the Celts. Nobody is going beyond the wall now, and Aquila, whose father led the legion, is considered bad luck.
After receiving a wound in a brave attempt to save his men, he received an honorable discharge and sent to live with his uncle, played by Donald Sutherland. While for a fun day at the arena, he rescued a British slave from certain death. Esca (Jamie Bell) swear loyalty to the service.
Suspension with your old uncle and limping around is no fun, of course. Once the wound is arranged, he decided to move beyond the wall and retrieve the symbol of the ninth, the statue of an eagle. Esca, who speaks the language, the guide to the people fierce Seal. It will betray the Esca or stick? Aquila Will is able to return the eagle to his people and restore his father’s name? The film does justice to the novel by Rosemary Sutcliff from 1954, the eagle of the ninth?
A slave, who could easily win his freedom on the other side of the wall, decides it is better to risk his life for his master … before becoming the best buds? Spoiler alert, but not one of the surviving soldiers decided to try to go home and choose to become one of the Celts unwashed. A bunch of older guys are able to overcome what we are told some of the fiercest warriors out there … and those who kicked the ass of five thousand of their number of years before. It does not matter how the landscape is enough – the story is a disaster.
Apart from the performance of Bell and a few well-choreographed fight scenes, the eagle is almost impossible to watch unless you’re a 13-year-old boy who just wants to see action sword. The end of the film is left open for a possible sequel. Do not hold your breath.
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