"Justin Swanton" wrote:The Eagle. I wish movie directors would stop throwing historical accuracy so gaily to the winds. Roman legionaries did not form testudos when making a sally out of a fort to rescue their captive comrades. The testudo was an anti-arrow formation, and would have been worse than useless in hand-to-hand combat.
Things like that irritate me. Seeing rectangular shields in Agora, and everything to do with combat in Arthur - too much!
Having said that, I rather enjoyed the storyline in Eagle. Just those blue Mohawk Seal People....I'm guessing the director had just come from watching Avatar (whose director in turn had evidently read everything about Custer's Last Stand).
I thought that this was such a bad film in terms of the script, the casting, etc etc that it could have been wonderfully accurate in historical terms and still would have been a dud for me.