72/100 (Film boyu ikilemde kaldım. Ana mesajı "Özgürlük için savaşmak" mottosu çok güzel derken bi anda eril dili ve ulusalcılığı benimseyen cümleler kullanıyor, bir yandan sahne gerçekçiliği için materyaller-makyajlar-figüranlar çok uğraşılmış derken Wallace bizim Malkoçoğlu gibi abartılı işler yapıyor. Tam bu ikilemde 60 verecekken harika bir son yirmi dk geliyor. Puan verirken çok zorlandım. Devamı yorumumda...)
A fascinating non-historic account of the hero legend of "Braveheart" is full of action, beautiful highlands and have a high stakes story. Sophie Marceau is added for good value as a pretty princess and Patrick McGoohan play the wickedest of kings. It is an entertaining film but it did not deserve it's Academy Award win as it shows that if you are a directing actor you usually get the price for pure courtesy.
Even though I do think this is Mel Gibson's best movie (I haven't seen "Apocalypto"), I found it to be full of awkward dialogue, dodgy performances (what to say about Mel Gibson's fake accent?) and badly edited scenes, forming a whole disjointed affair that I'm not entirely sure of how to describe. However, when it's good, it's really quite good. It just needed to be shorter, and by a whole lot.
The first time i watched it as a teen it really made an impression. But a second watching shows that simply cilts replaced the tights. The fierce battle looks great, but the reasoning stinks a bit of bullshit. Was the situation of the people more a result of kolonialism or feudalism? If you look up history, you can read that the battle was rather not opposed to oppressors, but part of taking part in politics.
Inspirational in the sense that it teaches you that a literal piece of crap can make a good movie and if poop can do that then I can do anything! Good thing i watched this when i was younger and significantly more aggressive because if i was old enough to grow my distaste for this rude man then it wouldve just felt like a compilation of violent scenes made by a violent man