The Last of the Mohicans

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Nick Scrimenti
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The Last of the Mohicans Movie Review
The film “The Last of the Mohicans” by Michael Mann is a very interesting and captivating film. The setting of this film is in colonial America during the French and Indian War. It tells the story of Nathaniel Hawkeye who is a colonist adopted by a Mohican family. Nathaniel helps the British Military through the forests during the war. The French are allied with the Hurons while the British are allied with the colonial militia and the Mohican tribe. Nathaniel and his family have to protect British general Munro’s daughters and eventually a romance comes about between Nathaniel and one of the daughters, Cora Munro. Meanwhile, Magua, a Huron disguised as a Mohawk, is trying to get even with the Munro family for something they did to his family in the past. “The Last of the Mohicans” was very captivating in the sense that there was a lot of action throughout the film which kept your attention. It was also very interesting because it was historical and the battles were attention-grabbing. The film was interesting during the scenes at Fort Henry and the battles there because it really showed the intensity of the war. The overall setting of the film keeps the viewer interested because war is unpredictable. The action and fighting scenes were exciting to watch and it helped push the movie along without having it drag. The costumes and setting were very believable however the acting was overly dramatic. The costumes seemed to be in line with what was worn during that time and what the war uniforms looked like. The Huron’s and Mohican’s clothing were also very believable because they were ragged and scarce. Although it kept you interested, the acting was not sincere. The acting was very dramatic and not very believable.

In the end, I would recommend this to others because it is interesting and if you like action and adventure, this is a great film. Furthermore, the history behind it may intrigue a...
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