Quick Review & Storyline
Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald teams up with The Last King of Scotland screenwriter Jeremy Brock again, for this historical epic sage that is set in 2nd century Britain and following the young centurion Marcus Aquila on his quest to solve the mystery of the missing Ninth Legion. The year is 135 A.D, and it has been 15 years since the Ninth Legion went missing in the mountains of Scotland, and now it is up to Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) to find out what happened. His very own father whom he loved was the commander of the Ninth, and by discovering what fate befell the fearless leader, Aquila could restore his failing reputation.
Crossing Hadrian’s Wall and navigating the dangerous and treacherous highlands of Caledonia won’t be easy though, especially since Aquila’s only traveling companion is his British slave, Esca (Jamie Bell). Along the way, Aquila will attempt to make peace with his father’s memory as he and Esca confront the savage tribes of the land and attempt to recover the lost legion’s golden emblem — the treasured Eagle of the North.
The Eagle of the Month