The Eagle (2011)

The Eagle (2 Out of 5 Graves)

I was very dissapointed in “The Eagle”.  I was expecting it to be a bit more of an action movie.  Instead it turned out to be a hodge podge of different things.

Is it a story about redemption? The failures of political correctness? The perils of buying into the state’s message?

I have no idea. The story was all over the place.  My advice would be to stick to a straight forward plot in the future. The commercial showed tons of swords and battles. So give me tons of swords and battles and don’t try and wrap it up in too much complexity.

What was going on with Esca and Marcus?  There were moments when I thought it was going to turn into Brokeback Mountain Two.  And don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that – but going back to my original thought – just give me a movie with swords and battles if that is what you showed sold me in the commercial.