Braveheart Plot Summary:
Surely, it's impossible to stuff an amplified review of Bravehear movie in only two words but if I were asked to do it I would call it an 'inconceivable bravery'. This is actually what characterizes the main hero, who seems not to see any obstacles on his way of struggling for freedom. This is the story that never happened, but incredibly you will find yourself to believe it did.
William Wallace (incredible Mel Gibson) comes back to his village in Scotland, from where his uncle took him when he was a boy. Educated and grown up, he comes back to settle in the village and lead a peaceful life. He falls in love with Murron (Catherine McCormack) and marries her, but in secret in order to omit an absurd rule of King Edward I of England (Patric McGoohan) who demanded a just-married girl should share her first night with an English lord. But their happiness was not long to continue, since the girl was killed by the solders. Torn by his love for his sweetheart and longing for freedom of the Scottish people, Wallace hadn't seen other way out than to rebel.
While the rest of the story is the war between peasants and soldiers, this is the ending that is the most impressive. It's brilliant! I think there is no a female viewer who hasn't share a tear when watching it, it's hard to be indifferent when seeing how a man sacrifices his life for the sake of freedom of all people. And Mel Gibson was amazing at performing his role: he was loving and vulnerable, but at the same time very courageous and brave. Again and again he proved to be an excellent actor and a talented director so that it was hard to choose only Top 10 Mel Gibson movies with more than four dozens under his belt.
There is barely any flaws in this biopic movie, everything seem to be performed and showcased the best way possible. The settings help to emerge the viewer in that historical epoch the movie represents. The rest of the actors were great too. It was a nice surprise to see Sophie Marceau in the role of Princess Isabella of France. Not only incredibly beautiful she is, but add to that her womanish, royal manner and you'll see there couldn't be a better choice. Patric McGoohan was very convincing as a king and minor actor did there job just perfectly.
Apart from being a great action movie, Braveheart is also referred to one of the best drama movies. With a heap of awards, including 5 Oscars and Golden Globe award for the Best Director, and even more nominations this movie is now in the list of Top 100 Movies of All Times standing alongside such masterpieces like Schindler's List, Titanic, Unforgiven, and Gladiator. Probably, it doesn't have as great impact as Unforgiven, but what it has in abundance is bravery and heart. This is one of the most patriotic films I've ever seen and the one that is so inspiring. If there is a list of most powerful films of all times, Braveheart should be included there! That stir of emotions I got while watching it is hard to describe, this is quite an example of movie which is best to see than to speak about it. So if you haven't watching it so far, take a chance of enjoying impressive movie watching experience.
|Genres:||Action/Adventure | Biopic | Drama | Romance | War|
|Produced in:||United States|
|Starring:||James Robinson, Sean Lawlor, Sandy Nelson, James Cosmo, Sean McGinley, Alan Tall, Andrew Weir, Gerda Stevenson, Ralph Riach, Mhairi Calvey|
|Directed by:||Mel Gibson|
|Produced by:||Bruce Davey|
8.4 out of 10 (314,538 votes)
|Running Time:||2 hrs. 59 min.|
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