The Eagle (2011)
The Eagle (2011)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Cast: Channing Tatum, István Göz, Bence Gerö, Denis O’Hare, Paul Ritter
The Eagle, being more of an epic film made its way to the theatres across the United States on the 11th of February, 2011. It released in the United Kingdom only after a month long wait. The movie however is adapted from the historical adventure novel The Eagle of the Ninth written by Rosemary Sutcliff. Written by Jeremy Brock and directed by Scottish director Kevin Macdonald, who has been noted for his films One Day in September, State of Play, Touching the Void, My Enemy’s Enemy and The Last King of Scotland, the film’s cast include Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim and Walter van Dyk to name a few.
The story revolves more around the cultural clashes between the Romans and the native tribes. Set in the 2nd Century A.D, the movie showcases the story of a Roman officer who sets out to search of his father’s Roman Ninth legion in north Britain which actually goes missing, in order to restore his nation’s pride. The Roman officer Marcus Aquila (played by Channing Tatum) goes in search to distant lands with a British slave, Esca (played by Jamie Bell).
With a mix of adventure and emotions, the script doesn’t fail the movie, thus making it a great one to watch. Performances have certainly been commendable, and have won the hearts of several critics across the globe, thus making it more welcomed and appreciated. Channing Tatum performance as that of Marcus definitely is worth mentioning. This movie The Eagle is undoubtedly a must watch if you are looking for some entertainment.