Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Eagle - DVD Review
Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim, Denis O'Hare and Dakin Matthews. Directed by Kevin Macdonald.
A not-terrible sword-and-sandals flick that suffers from a meandering middle. Channing Tatum (GI Joe) is the studly Roman warrior who saves a Briton slave (Jamie Bell) from getting killed. When he's commissioned to go to Britain to see what happened to the ninth legion, which disappeared, he takes his Briton slave with him. (Last year's Centurion, starring Matthew Fassbender, was based on the same true story).
Not too long after they've crossed the wall, they get captured and the tables are turned. The slave is now master. Will he kill his former master or help him on his quest anyway? What do you think?