For years my mother has told me how incredible a movie Braveheart is. She introduced me to Gladiator which turned out to be one of my favorite films of all time. So, I decided last night, to finally watch this Oscar-winning movie starring yours truly; Mel Gibson.
Braveheart is an interesting movie because it doesn’t grip you immediately. We are introduced to William Wallace as a child where the brutalities of the Englishmen are revealed on full display as he views the multiple hangings of some of Scotland’s most prominent figures at the time couple by the loss of his father and brother after a fight. It’s at this moment that the Englishmen are immediately presented as a ruthless enemy and the Scottish as a terribly oppressed people.
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains heavy spoilers and so if you haven’t seen the movie I highly advise you to stop reading now. Thank you for heeding this warning.