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Old 06-21-2011, 01:41 AM
 
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Even with a couple of 24 oz. Foster's beers, this film is boring. I'm almost though the whole thing and I can't imagine it suddenly becoming interesting. I suppose I shall finish the final 15 minutes or so...
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:07 AM
 
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"Prepare to defend the eagle...blah blah blah".

I'm watching the final fight scene right now. Zzzzzz.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:18 AM
 
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Hooray, the eagle has been returned to Rome...LOL...what a dumb film. Even drunk this film is awful, so I can imagine what mental torture it must be to see this ridiculously boring film sober. I'd rather watch Centurion again, another film about Rome's 9th legion, as it's clearly a superior film (but generally mediocre as films go, but it's really not bad -- see it if you can as at its very least its not a time pit as is The Eagle). Bah, I wish I had not wasted my time on The Eagle. And why did Donald Sutherland do this film?! I can not imagine why...has he been hanging around Nick Cage lately?
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:35 AM
 
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Agreed
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I expected to hate this film having seen previews.


In fact, I really enjoyed it. I am an Archaeologist and I must admit I found it far more realistic than many other films about the period. I also like the fact that special effects had been reined in . Granted Channing Tatum was possibly not the best actor in the world but he acquitted himself well enough. Jamie Bell was excellent. I particularily liked the bit with the Seal People on the Western coast of Scotland.

As nobody knows what happened to the Ninth ( archaeological evidence is very scant for it), all of course is conjuncture but the film had a naturalistic feel about it which I really liked. Not a great film but one which to me was perfectly enjoyable and fun.

It was an restrained and austere film which to me is a good thing. Not a flashy Hollywood piece. The sets and costumes and period details were amazing . I loved the palette of muted colours, the browns and greys , a perfect symbol of what Britain would have represented to a sophisticated urban Roman soldier posted to the edge of the Empire.


The clash of two completely different people is portrayed well and the might of Rome as an entity who shall not let anything stand in its way chillingly portrayed. That arrogance and sense of superiority of imperalism brought to the fore. Still a relevant comment.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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I expected to hate this film having seen previews.


In fact, I really enjoyed it. I am an Archaeologist and I must admit I found it far more realistic than many other films about the period. I also like the fact that special effects had been reined in . Granted Channing Tatum was possibly not the best actor in the world but he acquitted himself well enough. Jamie Bell was excellent. I particularily liked the bit with the Seal People on the Western coast of Scotland.

As nobody knows what happened to the Ninth ( archaeological evidence is very scant for it), all of course is conjuncture but the film had a naturalistic feel about it which I really liked. Not a great film but one which to me was perfectly enjoyable and fun.

It was an restrained and austere film which to me is a good thing. Not a flashy Hollywood piece. The sets and costumes and period details were amazing . I loved the palette of muted colours, the browns and greys , a perfect symbol of what Britain would have represented to a sophisticated urban Roman soldier posted to the edge of the Empire.


The clash of two completely different people is portrayed well and the might of Rome as an entity who shall not let anything stand in its way chillingly portrayed. That arrogance and sense of superiority of imperalism brought to the fore. Still a relevant comment.
I and my History Professor hubs agree!
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