I just went and saw the movie The Eagle with Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell and I enjoyed it a lot. It was a good movie full of action and adventure and messages about honor and friendship and stuff. "In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) 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 (Bell), 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, the Eagle of the Ninth" (imdb.com).
The movie starts with Marcus coming to take command of a Roman fort in Britain. He starts with repairing his fort and getting his men in good ready shape, which was a good thing cause the Brits came and attacked one night and the Romans won that night. In the morning, the Brits came with a bigger army and Marcus lead 50 of his men out to fight them and recapture some of his men. The Brits came out with some chariots and Marcus called a retreat. When the chariots were almost on his men, Marcus turned and charged the chariots and hit one of the chariot drivers with a spear. That saved his men and wounded Marcus. Marcus was then sent to his uncle's house to heal where he learned that he got an honourable discharge from the service because of his heroism and injuries. He then gets a slave, Esca, and he decides that to regain his family's honor, he will go and get the Eagle back. So he and Esca, set out north and goes in search and comes across the eagle, but it is in the hands of the Seal Tribe of the North.
This movie was full of action and sword fights and honor and things like that. I really enjoyed it. The acting was pretty good and the scenery was amazing. In the end, the two men learn friendship and loyalty. They become friends and Esca no longer is Marcus's slave, but his friend. This is something I would recommend to everyone, especially people who like history because the basis of this story is true, the disappearance of the Ninth Legion. Also, before the movie I saw a trailer for the movie Priest and was even more excited for this movie. Check out my post on the movie Priest so you can be excited also. Keep reading this week for more movie reviews!!