‘The Eagle’ Super Bowl Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:05 am,

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With so many major summer blockbusters stealing the thunder with their premiere TV spots during the Super Bowl, other films deserving of attention didn’t get the credit they deserved. One such film is The Eagle, the period epic about a young Roman soldier on a quest to find and return the symbolic eagle taken from the Ninth Legion, led by his father 20 years earlier,  in their mysterious defeat.

The Eagle trailer and TV Spots released so far have presented The Eagle as an exciting epic, similar in scope to Neil Marshall’s Centurion but with the color palette and aesthetic of Gladiator.

Channing Tatum plays the film’s protagonist, Marcus Aquila, while Jamie Bell plays Esca, Mark Strong plays Guern and Donald Sutherland plays his uncle. The Eagle is another live-action adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff’s famous 1954 novel, The Eagle of the Ninth, which loosely based on historical facts.

Without further ado, here’s the Super Bowl trailer for The Eagle:

I’m a big supporter of Jamie Bell and Channing Tatum looks cast perfectly as Marcus. Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play) has a strong cast to go with his impressive resume and I’ll be looking for The Eagle when it opens this weekend. If the Super Bowl commercial grabbed your attention, be sure to watch the full trailer for The Eagle.

Official Synopsis from Focus Features:

In 140 A.D., two men – master and a slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism. Twenty years earlier, Rome’s 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists.

Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Flavius’ son Marcus (Tatum), determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle.

Are you going to check out The Eagle in theaters? Watch the complete list of Super Bowl movie trailers.

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The Eagle opens in theaters February 11, 2011.

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  1. I want this to be good… i really do. Im a sucker for historical epics

    • I’d also like to like this movie, as I just recently saw “Centurion,” and liked that quite a bit. Other than the questionable casting of Tatum, the big problem I have is that the Picts (Scots) look like Native Americans in this film. What’s that about????

  2. This looked good up until Channing Tatum became the lead. I want this to be good, but man I don’t believe he’s a good actor. He always sounds so serious.

  3. Saw this about a year ago, it was actually very good. I was surprised.

  4. I am hard pressed to give this a chance, I love Roman Empire based movies but the production value for this movie doesn’t even look as good as HBO’s “Rome” did. That and the lead character has no appeal. I will wait for Netflix and hopefully Channing Tatum will prove me wrong because he has yet to do anything that I think he was good in.

  5. I looked on rottentomatoes and noticed Armond White giving this a fresh rating; which tells me I won’t like this film because that guys a hack. And is it just me or does some of the “fresh” ratings seem rooten? For instance, look at this “fresh” rating from Emanuel Levi:

    Old-fashioned, earnest and a bit dull, The Eagle is a modest, only mildly engaging historical saga anchored by two appealing actors, Jamie Bell, who’s a good actor, and Channing Tatum, who’s not.

    That doesn’t sound “fresh” to me.

  6. The Eagle was AWSOME!!!!IT was SO ENTERTAINING!!!!Right????