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A Man Undercover


I’m an Autistic-Conservative-Christian who loves to write, act, paint, and so much more, with so many ideas in my head it’s hard to make them stay put. I also have quite an unusual sense of humor.

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Jul
4th
2020

My Movie Review on Braveheart · 3:39pm July 4th

Happy Independence Day, everybody!

Sound the trumpets! Play the drums! Light the fireworks! And wave the American flag! Because it's once again the time of year to celebrate American becoming its own country.

As my Independence Day gift to you all, I be giving ye lads and lasses my take of Mel Gibson's "Braveheart”.

Here's the rundown of this tale based on history:

William Wallace is a Scotsman and the son of Malcolm Wallace, a soldier who fought against the English, who are lead by the tyrannical King Edward the I "Longshanks". Despite the constant chaos and the fact that his family was killed by English soldiers, all Wallace wants is to live a life of peace with the love of his dreams, Murron MacClannough.

However, when Murron is executed by a troupe of English soldiers, Wallace vengefully kills the soldiers and leads Scotland in the war against England, vowing to not rest until Scotland achieves freedom and England leaves the country for good.

Will Wallace succeed in leading Scotland to freedom? Or will his efforts all be for nothing?

I know this movie doesn't involve America whatsoever, but if I recall correctly...Independence Day is a holiday that celebrates freedom, the fights that were done to achieve it, and the people who bravely fought for it. "Braveheart" is a film about all three of those things, and I felt encouraged to analyze it based on people recommending it to me not long after I reviewed "The Patriot" last year.

And let me just say...that this film is a masterpiece! Everything about it was so wonderful!

For instance, the direction by Mel Gibson, and the story by Randall Wallace, were fantastically spot-on. Among the enjoyable things about this movie was that the two of them created something that felt surprisingly human, particularly because of the themes they incorporated and the great amount of passion that was put into it. Along with that, the film had snippets of wit that made it unexpectedly light-hearted at times, and the vast amount of emotion and heart the feature contained made it all-the-more compelling. The cinematography and action scenes were likewise quite top-notch, and the camera anglings were so well-done it was like I was in the midst of the action.

The performances of the cast, casting, characters, and character development were incredible as well. Accompanied by handsomely creative dialogue, the performers looked like they were passionately throwing themselves into their roles and having all the fun in the world.

Mel Gibson and his character of William Wallace were definitely the best out of every performer and character. The Scottish accent Gibson incorporated was fantastically flawless, and it was incredible to see how distinctly human he portrayed Wallace both physically and emotionally. I'd also like to add that Patrick McGoohan did a phenomenal job performing as King Edward, making the character an intimidating force to be reckoned with and bringing terrific theatricality. Plus, Brendan Gleeson, Angus Macfadyen, David O'Hara, James Cosmo, and Sophie Marceau were wonderful in the roles of Hamish, Robert the Bruce, Stephen of Ireland, Campbell, and Princess Isabella of France.

The character development in articulation was astonishing! I deeply admired the fact that every character wasn't without tremendous growth, which helped them be astoundingly alive and real. In my opinion, it was William, Isabella, and Robert the Bruce who had the most outstanding developments.

Finally, the music that was composed by James Horner was magnificent. It was remarkable how emotionally-engaging Horner helped the film be through his music alone, and it felt like I was actually living the adventure through more than just my eyes. I particularly enjoyed how the melodies and tunes matched with the countries and time periods the film took place in, and how much it captured the feelings and personalities of the characters.

In conclusion, "Braveheart" is a cinematic gem that I'm proud to have done an analysis for. Everything about it is excellent, and it greatly showcases Mel Gibson as a man of many talents. And not only did Gibson and Randall Wallace create an outstanding movie...they created a work of art.

So, I rate "Braveheart" five out of five stars.

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Comments ( 6 )

I absolutely love this movie! Back when I was younger my I always watched this with my family in 15th of march, on this day we celebrate the hungarian independence war against Austria, but Bravehearth is such a beautyfull movie about freedom that we couldn't leave it out.

Eh, as a movie its fine, historically accurate wise, well, it fails for me. Like, i'm fine with some artistic license, but this movie, just no. It basically gets SO much wrong. Like, the real Willam Wallace, well, wasn't a woad wearing, kilt rocking swordsmen. Nor was the king a pagan, man led a Crusade. But as a fillm, well, it ain't one of Gibson's worst, but it not one of his bests

Really loved this film.

While I am aware it’s not historically accurate, it’s still a damn fun movie, one of my favorites

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What movies do you consider to be Gibson’s best, by any chance?

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The Mad Max films, and the first half of Passion, before it becomes "Lets show the brutal torture of one of the most well know, loved, and worshipped Jewish men in existence!"

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