23 August 2010

Braveheart (1995)


So basically: William Wallace's father and brother were brutally murdered by the English. His uncle took him away to the continent, but now as an adult, William returns to his native Scotland to see that the situation has not improved much. After the brutal murder of his wife, William unites the tribes of Scotland to rise against the English and make his homeland free once and for all.

I didn't develop a Scottish accent after watching this, which is totes the movie's biggest downfall. The fault lies with Mel Gibson (a little on Randall Wallace, too, but with the right director/lead his story would have been enjoyable). His accent was terrible, his acting was terrible, and his wig was just dreadful. I didn't get the feel of inspiration I knew he was trying to convey at all. And his speeches weren't awe-inspiring, either. The build up was bland and did little to add to the feel of the picture. The only good part was the Irishman, who added some welcomed humour.

It was dry and poorly produced and defs does not deserve to be on the list.

Ziggi seal of disapproval!

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