History Film / Braveheart

7th Feb '16 10:10:08 AM nombretomado
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* CallToAgriculture: The movie starts with the hero choosing this trope: After his father's death and a TimeSkip, the now-adult William Wallace returns to Scotland after several years fighting in TheCrusades, heartily sick of war and with [[RefusalOfTheCall no interest in being drawn into talk of rebellion]]. He sticks to this proclamation until [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive English soldiers murder]] [[ItsPersonal his wife.]]
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* CallToAgriculture: The movie starts with the hero choosing this trope: After his father's death and a TimeSkip, the now-adult William Wallace returns to Scotland after several years fighting in TheCrusades, UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, heartily sick of war and with [[RefusalOfTheCall no interest in being drawn into talk of rebellion]]. He sticks to this proclamation until [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive English soldiers murder]] [[ItsPersonal his wife.]]
4th Feb '16 3:23:21 PM Ohio9
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** The battle of Stirling ''Bridge''. The bridge itself played a key role in the battle by bottlenecking the superior English force, so they could not come after the Scots all at once, and it was entirely missing from the movie.
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** The battle of Stirling ''Bridge''. The bridge itself played a key role in the battle by bottlenecking the superior English force, so they could not come after the Scots all at once, and it was entirely missing from the movie. The battle in the film is simply called "The Battle of Sterling".
11th Jan '16 7:48:13 PM lorgskyegon
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** The claim of Wallace being seven feet tall seems ridiculous and standard badass exaggeration since Mel Gibson stands around 5'9" and rather cut. But the real Wallace was described as [[TheGiant a giant of a man]], standing somewhere between 6'7" and 6'10" and built like a truck. While mildly common nowadays, this would have been 13 to 18 inches taller than the average man of the time and seeing someone that size would likely be a once in a lifetime event.
27th Oct '15 9:42:44 PM La_Ninje
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* SceneryPorn: The Scottish highlands are given many lovely shots in this film.
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* SceneryPorn: The Scottish highlands are given many lovely shots in this film. John Toll even won his second best Cinematographer Oscar for this film.
14th Oct '15 12:45:34 AM JulianLapostat
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1995 film directed by, produced by, and starring Creator/MelGibson, and written by Randall Wallace, a self-proclaimed RealLife descendant of the main character. ''Braveheart'' tells the extremely fictionalized story of the legendary Scottish rebel William Wallace and his revolution against [[EvilOverlord King Edward the Longshanks]] of England, in which he battled for the freedom of Scotland and... well... got himself killed.
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1995 film directed by, produced by, and starring Creator/MelGibson, and written by Randall Wallace, a self-proclaimed RealLife descendant of the main character. ''Braveheart'' tells the extremely fictionalized story of the legendary Scottish rebel William Wallace and his revolution against [[EvilOverlord [[UsefulNotes/EdwardTheFirst King Edward the Longshanks]] of England, in which he battled for the freedom of Scotland and... well... got himself killed.

* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: King Edward Longshanks was a bastard (though many would call him a MagnificentBastard) in real life, but is a downright mustache-twirling thug in the film. Scots understandably take a dim view of him, as do the Welsh with equally good reason but the English quite correctly regard him as one of their best kings. He was also an excellent husband and father. He may never have known of Edward II's proclivities, he certainly didn't kill any of his male lovers.
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: King Edward Longshanks was a bastard (though many would call him a MagnificentBastard) in real life, but is a downright mustache-twirling thug in the film. ** Scots understandably take a dim view of him, as do the Welsh with equally good reason but the English quite correctly regard him as one of their best kings. He was also an excellent husband and father. He may never have known of Edward II's proclivities, he certainly didn't kill any of his male lovers.lovers. ** Of course there's one undoubtedly villainous action that Longshanks is associated with, [[HistoricalVillainDowngrade that curiously gets no mention]] in the film, his raging anti-semitism which led him to expel all Jews from England, something that would easily paint him as a bad guy to modern audiences instead of the invented nastiness of DroitDuSeigneur, but presumably Gibson didn't find that sufficiently nasty.
3rd Oct '15 12:00:18 PM Kitch
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mad Stephen does it best at the Battle of Falkirk:
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mad Stephen does it best at the Battle of Falkirk:Stirling:
3rd Oct '15 11:58:50 AM Kitch
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'''Stephen:''' The Lord tells me he can get me out of this mess, but he's pretty sure: you're fucked.
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'''Stephen:''' -->'''Stephen:''' The Lord tells me he can get me out of this mess, but he's pretty sure: you're fucked.
3rd Oct '15 11:56:14 AM Kitch
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mad Stephen does it best:
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mad Stephen does it best:best at the Battle of Falkirk:
3rd Oct '15 11:55:55 AM Kitch
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mad Stephen does it best: '''Stephen:''' The Lord tells me he can get me out of this mess, but he's pretty sure: you're fucked.
2nd Oct '15 3:31:50 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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/* Nunchuks? Really?
* HiddenWeapons: When [[ISurrenderSuckers pretending to hand himself over]] to the local English garrison, Wallace hides a pair of nunchaku behind his back which he then pulls out to start his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
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* HiddenWeapons: When [[ISurrenderSuckers pretending to hand himself over]] to the local English garrison, Wallace hides a pair of nunchaku flail behind his back which he then pulls out to start his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
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