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.Written by
The statue that Marcus glances at at the fort before the first Celt attack is a bust of Antoninus Pius, who was emperor of Rome at the time this film is set, AD 140. His reign is considered one of the calmest in Rome's history. See more »
The screams of a red-tailed hawk are used in place of eagle sounds. Red-tailed hawks do not live in Europe. See more »
Marcus Flavius Aquila, Fourth Cohort of Gaul, Second Legion, come to relieve the command.
Lutorius Drusillus Salinator, acting senior officer.
Where's the garrison commander?
He left this morning, sir. Couldn't wait to get away.
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As a massive film fan I was a little apprehensive of watching this movie because the lead actor was Channing Tatum and he hasn't done a lot of good films, but in this on he was brilliant he has never done anything better than this. I think he done this well because he really connected with his character Marcus Aquila, who was a young Roman soldier to do and retrieve the eagle that is father lost north of Hadrian's wall (Scotland). Jamie Bell was the best out of the two because he made believable that this could of actually happened. And they both made the sword fighting look like it wasn't planned.
Overall I think the actors were brilliant, the director Kevin Macdonald was brilliant and the story was great. So I would advise anyone who is interested in Romans or violence to watch this film.
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