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Adapted from Rosemary Sutcliff’s much loved novel ‘The Eagle of the Ninth’, The Eagle is a handsomely mounted but flat and unmoving experience in large part because the relationship between Channing Tatum, miscast as a Roman officer on a quest to restore his disgraced father’s reputation, and the always reliable Jamie Bell is simply not interesting enough to make us care about them or the mystery they are seeking to solve.

In 120 Ad, as the legend (recently discredited) has it, the 5,000 men of the Ninth Legion under Flavius Aquila marched north in an attempt to subdue the rebellious tribes of Caledonia, and were never seen again. This humiliation led Emperor Hadrian to build the wall which bears his name, sealing off the northern territory and becoming in effect the edge of the known world. 20 years later, his son Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives in Britain to take command of a small fort, »

- Ian Gilchrist

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