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 Post subject: ‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:46 pm 
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The reason I'm posting a film review here is IMHO the most telling part of the video review, linked in the 2nd page of the original article, is when Bill Whittle sez 'paraphrased' 'I was cheering for Roman civilization not my bloodline.'

Now days too many root for their bloodlines, not American civilization.
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‘The Eagle’: Good, Old-Fashioned Storytelling and Values
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The anti-everything, post modern worldview that dominates so much of the west long-ago won the battle for Hollywood. For many of us, it gets harder and harder to drop our hard-earned money on movie tickets when we know, nine times out of ten, we are paying to have our cultural, political, and religious beliefs insulted or even mocked by condescending Hollywood elites who believe we are no better than Bin Laden.

What a pleasant surprise it is, then, to discuss director Kevin McDonald’s new film, “The Eagle”, which we do on this week’s Take a Movie to Work video at Declaration Entertainment.

“The Eagle” follows the journey of a Roman centurion named Marcus Aquila as he braves the wilds of Caledonia, the most barbaric region of of the Roman Empire’s most barbaric holding – Britannia.

Aquila searches for the Golden Eagle carried by his father’s legion, the Ninth, which utterly disappeared from history a few years before. Accompanied only by his personal slave, an angry young Briton whom he saved from the gladiator’s sword, Aquila intends to restore his family name, or die in the effort. Along the way, he learns something of the power of trust, friendship, and freedom, all the while never failing to champion his own values – personal honor, bravery, and one rarely ever discussed in today’s world: masculinity.

All of this, plus terrific action sequences and solid performances by Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell, would be enough to recommend “The Eagle” to anyone, but there is a much more refreshing aspect to this film.
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saw the preview for it....looks horrid on a molecular level as history, BUT may be worth buying just for the hack and slash.

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Don't look for history, it's a movie!

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abradley wrote:
Don't look for history, it's a movie!



then why bother dressing it up with any of the trappings of Rome at all?


I don't expect "perfection" but do you not agree that athe same film could have been made focusing on Verus' loss of the Legions' Eagles in Tuetoburg Forest? Far better documentation, and it would show what happens when "nation builders" act like the conquerors they weren't....ie the germans were not "pounded into submission" and when Varus insisted on acting that they were they lashed out.....same story would be a boy trying to reclaim the eagle of the lost three legions(whose numbers Rome didn't reuse for a long time)

I dunno...just rankles....YMMV

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abradley wrote:
Don't look for history, it's a movie!

Romantic old crusader forever. :lol:

But what would Rune say? ;)

PS. Perhaps a wrong forum anyway?

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abradley wrote:
Don't look for history, it's a movie!



then why bother dressing it up with any of the trappings of Rome at all?


I don't expect "perfection" but do you not agree that athe same film could have been made focusing on Verus' loss of the Legions' Eagles in Tuetoburg Forest? Far better documentation, and it would show what happens when "nation builders" act like the conquerors they weren't....ie the germans were not "pounded into submission" and when Varus insisted on acting that they were they lashed out.....same story would be a boy trying to reclaim the eagle of the lost three legions(whose numbers Rome didn't reuse for a long time)

I dunno...just rankles....YMMV
The reason for posting in this forum is because the film's theme is the opposite of 'Avatar'. It is a change from Hollywood's bad mouthing middle class values.

Why go see it ... why go see Fort Apache which was loosely based on Custer and Fetterman?

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nero wrote:
abradley wrote:
Don't look for history, it's a movie!

Romantic old crusader forever. :lol:

But what would Rune say? ;)

PS. Perhaps a wrong forum anyway?
Rune shouldn't see the film, he'd walk out ranting and raving about it's history ... maybe have a stroke!

The old Crusader ... http://planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27849


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abradley wrote:

Why go see it ... why go see Fort Apache which was loosely based on Custer and Fetterman?



no, no wasn't slagging you for posting it Andy...sorry if that came across....I just I dunno for me to go see a film in a theatre it has to be kick-ass and not have much "meh" factor at all....

the ahistorical nature of it leads me more to wait and get the blu-ray....

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sven wrote:
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Tiberius: Varus, Varus wo sind meine Legionen? (where are my legions?)....the birth of a beast...

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Tiberius: Varus, Varus wo sind meine Legionen? (where are my legions?)....the birth of a beast...

BMWs roll off the assembly line in Georgia and get snapped up...be very afraid, good folk are buying these undergunned PzKwIVs all the time :twisted:



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