Monday, October 10, 2011

The Eagle (2011 film) Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Genre: Action Adventure
Release date: 11 February 2011 (2011-02-11) (1993-06-11)11 February 2011 (2011-02-11)11 February 2011 (2011-02-11)
Running Time: (1993-06-11)114 minutes114 minutes114 minutes114 minutes114 minutes114 minutes114 minutes114 minutes114 minutes114 minutes111111
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good:

The Bad: With the exception of Donald Sutherland the acting was mediocre, Not enough action to be a action movie but the acting and plot wasn't good enough for it to be anything else, Simple plot,

Plot: In the year 120 AD, twenty years after the Ninth Legion disappeared in the north of Britain, Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young Roman centurion, arrives in Britain to serve at his first post as a garrison commander. Aquila's father disappeared with the eagle standard of the ill-fated legion, and Aquila hopes to redeem his family's honor by bravely serving in Britain. Shortly afterwards, only Aquila's alertness and decisiveness saves the garrison from being overrun by Celtic tribesmen. He is decorated for his bravery but honorably discharged due to a severe leg injury.
Living at his uncle's estate near Calleva (modern Silchester) in southern Britain, Aquila has to cope with his military career having been cut short and his father's name still being held in disrepute. Heeding rumors that the eagle standard has been seen in the north of Britain, Aquila decides to recover it. Despite the warnings of his uncle and his fellow Romans, who believe that no Roman can survive north of Hadrian's Wall, Aquila travels north into the territory of the Picts, accompanied only by his British slave Esca. Esca, the son of a Brigantes chieftain, detests Rome and what it stands for, but also considers himself bound to his master, who saved his life during an amphitheater show.
After several weeks of traveling through the northern wilderness, Esca and Aquila encounter Guern, one of the survivors of the Ninth Legion, who attributes his survival to the hospitality of the Selgovae tribe. Guern recalls that all but a small number of deserters were killed in an ambush by the northern tribes — including Esca's Brigantes — and that the eagle standard was taken away by the Seal People, the most vicious of the tribes. The two travel further north until they are found by the Seal People. Identifying himself as a chieftain's son fleeing Roman rule and claiming Aquila as his slave, Esca is welcomed by the tribe. After allowing the Seal People to mistreat Aquila, Esca eventually reveals that his actions were a ploy and helps his master to find the eagle. As they retrieve it, they are ambushed by several warriors, including the Seal Prince's father, but Marcus and Esca manage to kill them and escape with the eagle standard. With the aid of the Seal Prince's young son, Esca and Marcus manage to escape the Seal People's village. Watch the movie to see what a happens next.

Plot: 5.1/10- The plot has simple and did not a have anything new or fresh.

Action: 5.9/10- The Eagle fight scenes should have been choreographed better, Nothing we haven't before

Acting: 5.4/10- The Eagle acting overall was mediocre at best.

Special effects: N/A

Soundtrack: 5.4/10-  A few of the movie's score was OK but a lot of it was very annoying and was detracting.

Comedy: N/A

Overall: 6.0/10- Overall The Eagle was passable but if you are looking for a action war this is not it.

Closing comments: The Eagle is an uninspired movie that doesn't have munch in it.

Recommended for: Fans of movies set that time period.


  1. I haven't seen many movies to compare it to, and it's a low-bodget B-film, but I still say I give it an 7. Call me misinformed, I don't care. I AM a fan of that time period. I believe the plot's realistic. Just the sort of thing a self-centered dude with a famous name would've done.

  2. i agrre with king valun on some of it. i am total ancient studies freak as well. the movie was based off a book with the same title. i read the book way before seeing the movie. the scenes from the match very well with the book. i give this movie an 8. why, because i'm not a fan of viloence. channing tatum pulled off the character perfectly.

  3. @Jt/King Valun: I am also a fan of the time period I have seen a LOT of educational TV show about it especially Roman time period. I was disappointed considering the setting the was it should have been a lot better than it was. I do agree the is kind of realistic.

    @Aalya Rain: I am also know alot about the time period but I didn't know it was based on a book, thank you for telling me this.

  4. if ur interested in reading it here's a link:


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