The Eagle, a Mr. E Movie Review

The Eagle stars Channing Tatum as a Roman soldier in medieval England who has grown up never knowing his father after he disappeared during a campaign North of the protective wall.

During that mission Rome’s symbol of pride the treasured “Eagle” vanishes along with everyone under his command. Set on righting the wrongs and restoring his family name the son along with an English slave set out on the treacherous journey past the protective walls in search of the truth.

When judging this film on it’s entertainment factor you can’t help but grade it as passable. Not only is it visually on par the acting and storyline keep you involved and believing.

If I was to make a recommendation it would be to pick this one up on DVD if you enjoyed “The Gladiator” or “Braveheart” as I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars on my guy movie scale.

Top 5 “Channing Tatum” Films

In honor of this articles theme I’m bringing you the first of two “themed” lists to accompany my “The Eagle” review. First up is my picks for the Top 5 Channing Tatum movie roles to date:

5. FIGHTING,

A pretty good movie about a guy who has to literally “fight” his way up in the world. I’d rent this one before I bought it but I still recommend it for anyone out there looking for a Channing fix. (Check out my full review of this one on my main page.)

4. STEP UP,

Ok ladies and all you dance fans this ones got all the moves and the grooves while having a pretty good storyline.

3. GI JOE,

I don’t think there’s anyone 30+ who didn’t play with GI Joe’s and so to see this franchise come to life was awesome. Yeah, the critics blasted it for being all flash but this is an action movie for guys! It was perfect and left us ready for the sequel which is on the way. (Check out my full review of this one on my main page.)

2. SHES THE MAN,

Funny as heck. Buy this one. In this film Tatum is a soccer player who gets a roommate whose really a girl pretending to be a boy just to be able to play the sport. Amanda Bynes co-stars and this ones a winner.

Two Favorite Quotes:

Viola: [Viola’s mom shows her a dress] Echh. No. Sorry, Mom. I have a strict no-ruffles policy.
Daphne: Sometimes I just think you just might as well be your brother.

And…

Coach Dinklage: [shouted] Break it up. Break it up. Okay, tough guys. You want to box, then get out of my stadium. Or otherwise, get on with the game. All right? That goes for the rest of ya. Now get on and play some real football. Like a bunch of girls.

1. COACH CARTER,

Tatum costars as one of the players in this ensemble cast about the controversy that surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for their breaking their academic contract with him.

This one has it all story, cast, heart, some serious character development, and of course basketball!

Finally, my second “themed” countdown is a quick DVD list rundown for you to pick up that coincide with “The Eagle’s” theme: 

Top 5 “Medieval” Movies

5. Robin Hood 2010

4. The Lord of the Rings

3. Conan The Barbarian

2. Gladiator

1. Braveheart

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