May 31, 2009

Movie Review: Braveheart

Director: Mel Gibson
Release: 1995
Genre: Action


Mel Gibson stars on both sides of the camera, playing the lead role plus directing and producing this brawling richly-detailed saga of fierce combat, tender love and the will to risk all that's precious for something more precious: freedom.

In an emotionally charged performance, Gibson is William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation. Filled with sword-clanging spectacle, Braveheart is a tumultuous tapestry of history come alive, "the most sumptuous and involving historical epic since Lawrence of Arabia". (Rod Lurie, Los Angeles Magazine).


This is one of my all time favorite movies. I have yet to find a movie that comes close to this one. It has everything in it: love, war, betrayal, drama,and a lot of action scenes. The best part that I enjoyed was the revenge that they forced William Wallace to do when all he wanted was to live peacefully.The king ran things with a iron fist which became his downfall. The prince was another story; he was weak and more feminine than most.

It's a long movie but because of the history it kept my interest. It's based on the invasion of Scotland by England back in the 13th century. I liked that one of the main characters was Irish because that's my background.
One thing I should mention is that this movie is really gory. The battle scenes are graphic with limbs being severed and blood everywhere. The sex scenes were PG unfortunately, but I still enjoyed them.

There are so many things in this movie and if you have not seen it I hope you get a chance to pick it up and give it a watch.

Rating: 9.5/10


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