Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Eagle

Ken, Q and I are holed up here in St. George because we wanted to get away from winter for the Prez Day Holiday. Except that it's snowing here too . . .

So we've been doing indoor things like playing cards and going to movies. Yesterday we saw THE EAGLE, which I enjoyed a lot. It's kinda old school in terms of its production and themes. The movie does not rely on special effects the way so many action/adventure films do now. You get the feeling that it's all really mano a mano up there on the screen, which is kind of cool.

The movie also has a non-ironic approach to the subjects of honor and courage, both physical and moral. In a way I felt like I was watching something that could have been made in the fifties (except that the film is much grittier-looking), and quite frankly that was refreshing. No doubt this is due to the fact that The EAGLE is based on a book (THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH LEGION) written in the 1950's by the wonderful children's and young adult author Rosemary Sutcliff, who had a long and fabulous career.

And finally, it must be said, that Tatum Channing is way way way WAY easy on the eyes. Thank you, Tatum Channing, for putting on a short skirt and thereby making this girl happy.

5 comments:

Louise Plummer said...

I googled Tatum Channing expecting to find a female because of your "skirt" remark. Now I HAVE to see the movie.

Lisa B. said...

That actually sounds fun. We were going to go down Four Corners way this weekend, couldn't for a variety of reasons, so decided to hang downtown, which has been awesome. The snow this morning was beautiful, except we had to drive in it. AND SPEAKING OF BEAUTIFUL, Channing Tatum is that and more. He was in the greatest dance series of all time, Step Up and Step Up Two Colon The Streets. Also, very good in Stop-Loss. And funny in The Dilemma. With your recommendation, I have just signed up to see that movie at my own earliest convenience. Perhaps tomorrow. Drive safely.

Donna said...

so I have been so busy I haven't read anything in a week or so. I had fun catching up on your life.
thanks for the movie idea, something to do for presidents day...
love to you

Annika said...

I can't lie, my roommates and myself had several channing tatum movie marathons last year. Usually it wasn't even on purpose. We just gravitated to his movies which one or the other of us owned.

Anthony said...

I spent six months blogging that Tatum Channing (sic) was going to star in the film based on my godmother's wonderful The Eagle of the Ninth ... my daughter just sighed at yet another piece of evidence about my age and ignorance. (More recent posts about Channing Tatum (sic) and more especially Rosemary Sutcliff at www.rosemarysutcliff.com)