The Eagle (2011) - New movie about the Roman Empire

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I'm sure he's nice and reasonably gifted, but every time I see Channing Tatum he looks like the kind of guy who'd rather be doing keg stands.



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There was a flick called Centurion on Tv yesterday..it was like an unrelated prequel of sorts to this one.



From Imdb

AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts. Quintus Dias (Fassbender), sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' (West) legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive,....
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.
I can't think of another instance where this has happened. I wouldnt be completely shocked if both productions had the same investors either.


as to Tatum, he was fine in Coach Carter, but didn't get the push that say Chris Evans got.
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This will be mediocre at best.
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