The Eagle (PG-13)

    Review by:  Lisa

Title:  The Eagle

Starring:  Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong

Collection:  Movies

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca, Marcus sets out across Hadrian’s Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the lost legion’s golden emblem.

Based on the novel, The eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff, this movie turned out to be a very enjoyable find.  I happened to be browsing the library catalog to see what movies we have added to the library collection recently, and noticed this film that features Channing Tatum, whose performance I was impressed with in the movie Dear John.  Jamie Bell as Esca gives a strong performance as well.  Overall, the movie is beautifully filmed tale of what is means to have and to value honor.

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