The Eagle (2011)
Writer: Jeremy Brock (screenplay) Rosemary Sutcliff (novel)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jaimie Bell
a young centurion, wounded in battle against those crazy savage anglos, seeks to redeem his family's good name and retrieve a golden eagle (that apparently represents rome?) from the north crazy savage brits. he takes his slave guy with him. slave guy is honest and true and proves his worth over, and over again... but then turns the tables on rome guy...maybe.
this was totally a buddy cop movie except instead of murtaugh, there is a centurion, and instead of riggs, there's a perhaps untrustable native englander. i think there was even a freeze frame ending. i will say i'm glad they didn't make channing tatum attempt any sort of an accent. i think that, although funny, would have ruined an already shaky shme movie. i also let the historically correct thing slide a little, because, let's face it, it's a channing tatum movie. i don't like that channing guy. i don't know why. he just bothers me. maybe it's his really shitty choice of making things like g.i. joe, or step up, or step up 2...the streets. or maybe it's just his ass hatty face. i did laugh at him in full centurion garb. that's something i suppose. i have a soft spot for jaime bell though. billy elliot was too good to dismiss him even though it was a gajillion years ago.
so yeah. shme. i wouldn't exactly recommend this one, but if you're trapped inside or in the hospital or something i wouldn't hold watching it against you.