Sunday, June 01, 2008
Movie review: Braveheart
Watching Braveheart again after all this time, I realize that Mel Gibson was acting out The Passion of the Christ long before he made that movie, especially at the end.
Braveheart tells the story of William Wallace, a hero of 13th century Scotland who, along with Robert the Bruce, is held responsible for Scots independence. There's a good amount of bow and arrow, cavalry and swordfighting battle scenes, and a rather enduring love story. Historical accuracy is somewhat questionable, although I understand that the Scots have adopted this film as representative of Wallace's life.
It's definitely an action movie, and the acting was largely good. If you don't mind the blood and gore - or actually like it - you'd probably enjoy this.