Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Photo of the Day

 Marcus Flavius Aquila (Channing Tatum) leads a defensive charge in THE EAGLE (2011)

Nice shields. Not many shields in this film so this is as good as it gets. Not bad but a bit on the slow side. The film's main drama is about Marcus saving a gladiator (played by Jamie Bell) from being killed which sets the stage for a friendship/bromance between the two amidst the tough environment of old Briton. 

1 comment:

Brrrodie the Westie said...

Thanks for posting ... IMHO this is a significant scene in the genre as it appears the troops accurately re-create on film the "Testudo" or "Tortise/Turtle" formation in which Roman soldiers wade into battle behind a shell composed of shields, front and top completely protected, but bristling with spears or short swords ... accounted for lopsided victories against less-equipped barbarians who would hurl themselves against the formation, only to die