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AHA MEDIA’s review of The Eagle (2011 film) preview in Vancouver, Canada

February 11, 2011 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA recently attended the preview of the movie The Eagle in Vancouver, Canada

The Eagle is a film adaptation of the 1954 historical adventure novel The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. Directed by Kevin Macdonald from a script by Jeremy Brock, the film is set in the 2nd century AD and tells of a young Roman officer’s search to discover the truth about the disappearance of his father’s legion in the north of Britain. The story is based on the legend of the Legio IX Hispana (Ninth Spanish Legion) which is alleged to have disappeared in Britain in around AD 117.

The film stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong and Tahar Rahim. Filming began on 24 August 2009 and took place in Hungary and Scotland. The film is a United Kingdom and United States co-production. It will be released on 11 February 2011 in the USA through Focus Features, and on 25 March 2011 in the UK.

Below are photos of Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA at The Eagle preview

Below is Ron Sander and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA

A very historically accurate movie along the lines of the movie King Arthur and set almost in the same time period and same local.  Channing Tatum plays Marcus Aquilla, a Roman Centurion in 140 AD whose father, 20 years earlier, was a part of the legendary 9th legion who disappeared under unusual circumstances.  Channing, alongside his slave (played by a very good Jamie Bell), sets out to find what happened to his father and either bring him and the eagle crest (of the 9th legion) home, or avenge his death and bring honor to Rome.  From the flatlands of southern England to the Highlands of Scotland, the views are breathtaking, the people rugged, and the sunsets/sunrises beautiful. We meet the tribe of the Seal people (a relative to the Inuit) and get to see a little of their life and how difficult it was, we also get to see a bit of Roman life after being discharged.  All in all a very good movie and well worth seeing.