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The Eagle

Determined to restore his father's honor and recoup a lost golden emblem belonging to his legion, a young soldier (Channing Tatum) and his slave (Jamie Bell) leave the safety of the Roman Empire and go into enemy territory. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 114
Theater Release: 11 Feb 2011
Video Release: 21 Jun 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Hadrian’s Wall is a real landmark built by the Romans that can still be seen in Britain today. (Although the reason for its construction may not match the explanation given in the movie!) Click here to learn more about this amazing historical site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian’s_Wall

Marcus sees the Eagle as a symbol of Roman honor and achievement. What does it represent to Esca? How do their different circumstances change the way they perceive its meaning?

One of the characters questions why Rome came to the sparsely populated, barren lands in Northern Britain in the first place. Why do you think empires such as Rome pushed for world domination? What did they hope to gain? What did it cost those they conquered? Why do nations still contend for power today?

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