Movie Review

Topics: Braveheart / Pages: 2 (385 words) / Published: Feb 25th, 2013

Directed by : Mel Gibson

Produced by : Mel Gibson
Alan Ladd Jr.
Bruce Davey
Stephen McEveety

Studio : Icons Productions & The Ladd Company

Distributed by :

Paramount Pictures & 20th Century Fox

Cast :
Mel Gibson as William Wallace
Patrick McGoohan as King Edward I of England
Angus Macfadyen as Robert the Bruce
Brendan Gleeson as Hamish Campbell
Sophie Marceau as Princess Isabella of France
Peter Hanly as Prince Edward, Prince of Wales
Ian Bannen as the elder Robert the Bruce
James Cosmo as Campbell the Elder
Catherine McCormack as Murron MacClannough
David O'Hara as Stephen
Brian Cox as Argyle Wallace
James Robinson as young William Wallace

Plot Synopsis

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.
Braveheart is the partly historical, partly mythological, story of William Wallace, a Scottish common man who fights for his country's freedom from English rule around the end of the 13th century. In 14th Century Scotland, William Wallace leads his people in a rebellion against the tyranny of the English King, who has given English nobility the 'Prima Nocta' - a right to take all new brides for the first night. The Scots are none too pleased with the brutal English invaders, but they lack leadership to fight back. Wallace creates a legend of himself, with his courageous defence of his people and attacks on the English.

Theme :

Historical with a great dramatic twist
Visual Elements :

Awesome lighting , camera shots & angles , I love the props and materials

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