Comments on: Review: The Eagle http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-eagle/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: Anna http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-eagle/#comment-101152 Anna Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:30:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26293#comment-101152 Um....he's not trying to redeem "a whole army" but his father's particular legion, which, if you had any understanding of Rome whatsoever, is perfectly reasonable. And boring is when a movie is nothing but a slaughterfest; this one tried to be a little more realistic and have some charachter development as well. If those two things don't do it for you, that's a reflection on you not it. Although I agree that there was too much emphasis on the father/honor part, it wasn't lacking good battle scenes. It was lacking development between the two main characters, which was the most interesting and unique aspect of the film. This was a movie that required a little intellectual depth to enjoy and see through the fairly weak plot. Sorry you weren't able. Um….he’s not trying to redeem “a whole army” but his father’s particular legion, which, if you had any understanding of Rome whatsoever, is perfectly reasonable. And boring is when a movie is nothing but a slaughterfest; this one tried to be a little more realistic and have some charachter development as well. If those two things don’t do it for you, that’s a reflection on you not it.

Although I agree that there was too much emphasis on the father/honor part, it wasn’t lacking good battle scenes. It was lacking development between the two main characters, which was the most interesting and unique aspect of the film. This was a movie that required a little intellectual depth to enjoy and see through the fairly weak plot. Sorry you weren’t able.

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By: Hypo http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-eagle/#comment-101000 Hypo Sun, 13 Feb 2011 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26293#comment-101000 It's true, the battle scenes aren't flashy and dazzling and loaded with CGI goodies. They're just, you know, accurate. One of the few movies I've ever seen that actually tries to bring ancient warfare- both the size of the forces involved in a typical encounter and the tactics used- to the screen. The Romans were a people who believed that statues symbolized their gods on earth, and yes, the Eagle WAS the legion. A legion that lost its eagle ceased to exist. If the Ninth Legion's Eagle was missing, then Rome's legions would be numbered 7, 8, 10, 11. . . from then on. It’s true, the battle scenes aren’t flashy and dazzling and loaded with CGI goodies. They’re just, you know, accurate. One of the few movies I’ve ever seen that actually tries to bring ancient warfare- both the size of the forces involved in a typical encounter and the tactics used- to the screen. The Romans were a people who believed that statues symbolized their gods on earth, and yes, the Eagle WAS the legion. A legion that lost its eagle ceased to exist. If the Ninth Legion’s Eagle was missing, then Rome’s legions would be numbered 7, 8, 10, 11. . . from then on.

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By: Pandemonium http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-eagle/#comment-100991 Pandemonium Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:52:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26293#comment-100991 This reviewer is clearly a moron. Soft, warped civy lack of understanding of honor aside, the slightest bit of understanding of the period would have shown that the painted mohawk guys were Picts (same root word for picture or painted) and that the legionary eagle had religious and spiritual significance to a Roman. The "ridiculous" plot that referred to mirrors an actual historical expedition that happened after the teutoburg wald disaster and makes complete sense in context. A real legionary would also have fought without the flash and ridiculousness shown in most movies and they did a accurate job with the details and tactics of the period. Know what your talking about first damnit! This reviewer is clearly a moron. Soft, warped civy lack of understanding of honor aside, the slightest bit of understanding of the period would have shown that the painted mohawk guys were Picts (same root word for picture or painted) and that the legionary eagle had religious and spiritual significance to a Roman. The “ridiculous” plot that referred to mirrors an actual historical expedition that happened after the teutoburg wald disaster and makes complete sense in context. A real legionary would also have fought without the flash and ridiculousness shown in most movies and they did a accurate job with the details and tactics of the period. Know what your talking about first damnit!

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By: Pandemonium http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-eagle/#comment-100992 Pandemonium Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:52:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26293#comment-100992 This reviewer is clearly a moron. Soft, warped civy lack of understanding of honor aside, the slightest bit of understanding of the period would have shown that the painted mohawk guys were Picts (same root word for picture or painted) and that the legionary eagle had religious and spiritual significance to a Roman. The "ridiculous" plot that referred to mirrors an actual historical expedition that happened after the teutoburg wald disaster and makes complete sense in context. A real legionary would also have fought without the flash and ridiculousness shown in most movies and they did a accurate job with the details and tactics of the period. Know what your talking about first damnit! This reviewer is clearly a moron. Soft, warped civy lack of understanding of honor aside, the slightest bit of understanding of the period would have shown that the painted mohawk guys were Picts (same root word for picture or painted) and that the legionary eagle had religious and spiritual significance to a Roman. The “ridiculous” plot that referred to mirrors an actual historical expedition that happened after the teutoburg wald disaster and makes complete sense in context. A real legionary would also have fought without the flash and ridiculousness shown in most movies and they did a accurate job with the details and tactics of the period. Know what your talking about first damnit!

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By: RHW http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-eagle/#comment-100926 RHW Sat, 12 Feb 2011 15:57:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26293#comment-100926 You. Are. An. Idiot. You have no understanding of what honor means attested by your flippant "honor...blah, blah..." Comment. As a third generation Marine it makes me both angry and proud that my family has spilled it's blood over the generations to keep this nation's honor and freedoms so that assholes like you can display your twisted cynicism with such zeal. It must have really bothered you, all this honor stuff. But, in the end you're the one who has to look at a coward everytime you see your reflection. RHW You. Are. An. Idiot. You have no understanding of what honor means attested by your flippant “honor…blah, blah…” Comment. As a third generation Marine it makes me both angry and proud that my family has spilled it’s blood over the generations to keep this nation’s honor and freedoms so that assholes like you can display your twisted cynicism with such zeal. It must have really bothered you, all this honor stuff. But, in the end you’re the one who has to look at a coward everytime you see your reflection.
RHW

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