History YMMV / Braveheart

9th Jun '16 6:18:46 PM Deepspace9odo
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* HilariousInHindsight: William Wallace's execution is funnier given how much of an asshole Mel Gibson is in real life.
20th May '16 12:22:57 PM Retloclive
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* SignatureScene:
** The moment Wallace realizes that he had been betrayed by Robert is often seen as the most memorable portrayal of a moment when someone comes to the realization that they had been stabbed in the back.
** Wallace's execution, mostly because of his last yell for [[MemeticMutation FREEDOM]].
3rd Sep '15 12:16:25 PM N8han11
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Stephen the Irishman
* HilariousInHindsight: Gibson of all people portraying Edward as a panto bad guy considering that in real life one of the most disgusting things about him was his mistreatment of the Jews.

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* %%* EnsembleDarkhorse: Stephen the Irishman
* HilariousInHindsight: Gibson of all people portraying Edward as a panto bad guy considering that in real life one of the most disgusting things about him was his mistreatment of the Jews.
Irishman.
23rd Jun '15 7:31:54 AM Premonition45
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: JamesHorner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUNSZEDfwu0 delivers]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWQhezXbi7A an]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7V5XoYCaQ absolutely]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXzGZ6GXnTw amazing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNLfNezFqNk score]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxRik0jw5L8 for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcxfrL4UjQ4 this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkLrnI7SsVY film]].

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: JamesHorner Music/JamesHorner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUNSZEDfwu0 delivers]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWQhezXbi7A an]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7V5XoYCaQ absolutely]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXzGZ6GXnTw amazing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNLfNezFqNk score]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxRik0jw5L8 for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcxfrL4UjQ4 this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkLrnI7SsVY film]].
13th May '15 12:23:58 AM Silverblade2
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** To be fair, he was pretty angry at this point in his life. Also [[FreudianExcuse pretty important]]...his [[MoralityPet beloved wife and queen]] Eleanor of Castile had died just as this was all starting.
14th Apr '15 7:46:19 AM BoredMe
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** To be fair, he was pretty angry at this point in his life. Also [[FreudianExcuse pretty important]]...his [[MoralityPet beloved wife and queen]] Eleanor of Castile had died just as this was all starting.
16th Mar '15 3:59:21 AM Kingault
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** "FREEEDOM!!" gets a lot of mileage too, especially for folks having to endure some lengthy torture (bonus points if said torture is something [[MundaneMadeAwesome entirely mundane]].

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** "FREEEDOM!!" gets a lot of mileage too, especially for folks having to endure some lengthy torture (bonus points if said torture is something [[MundaneMadeAwesome entirely mundane]].mundane]]).
16th Mar '15 3:57:19 AM Kingault
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* CompleteMonster: King Edward I "Longshanks" is portrayed as [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade far more evil than his real life counterpart ever was]]. Introduced as a "cruel pagan" who has annexed Scotland to England and just returned from a war with France, he authorizes mass rape in Scotland by restoring the ancient law of ''[[DroitDuSeigneur Ius Primae Noctis]]'', giving English lords in Scotland the right to claim "first night" of any peasant girl in their domain upon their marriage. He's doing this to win support from the English lords necessary to solidify his rule in Scotland and to gradually end the Scottish as a nation by outbreeding them. He sees his effeminate son Edward II simply as the continuation of his legacy, throws his son's homosexual lover out of a window for daring to speak to him as an advisor and beats his son's face in afterwards. After William Wallace stages a Scottish rebellion against him, Longshanks announces his intent to reduce the country to ashes just out of petty spite at Wallace. During an engagement with the Scots he orders his archers to [[UnfriendlyFire fire on his own troops]] while they're busy fighting the Scots, justifying it by stating that [[WeHaveReserves his men are expendable]]. After Wallace is captured by the English due to a conspiracy among the Scottish lords, Longshanks has him slowly and painfully tortured to death in a public execution while listening on from his own death bed.

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* CompleteMonster: King Edward I "Longshanks" is portrayed as [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade far more evil than his real life counterpart ever was]]. Introduced as a "cruel pagan" who has annexed Scotland to into England and just returned from a war with France, he authorizes mass rape in Scotland by restoring the ancient law of ''[[DroitDuSeigneur Ius Primae Noctis]]'', giving English lords in Scotland the right to claim "first night" of any peasant girl in their domain upon their marriage. He's doing this to win support from the English lords necessary to solidify his rule in Scotland and to gradually end the Scottish as a nation by outbreeding them. He sees his effeminate son Edward II simply as the continuation of his legacy, throws his son's homosexual lover out of a window for daring to speak to him as an advisor and beats his son's face in afterwards. After William Wallace stages a Scottish rebellion against him, Longshanks announces his intent to reduce the country to ashes just out of petty spite at Wallace. During an engagement with the Scots he orders his archers to [[UnfriendlyFire fire on his own troops]] while they're busy fighting the Scots, justifying it by stating that [[WeHaveReserves his men are expendable]]. After Wallace is captured by the English due to a conspiracy among the Scottish lords, Longshanks has him slowly and painfully tortured to death in a public execution while listening on from his own death bed.
15th Dec '14 4:06:43 AM Silverblade2
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* BrokenBase: In Scotland. [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Many posters for this movie can still be found all over Scotland]]. Ironically there are plenty of Scottish people who hate this film for its inaccuracies. A statue of Creator/MelGibson as Wallace was subject to vandalism for years before finally being removed.


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* LoveItOrHateIt: In Scotland. [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Many posters for this movie can still be found all over Scotland]]. Ironically there are plenty of Scottish people who hate this film for its inaccuracies. A statue of Creator/MelGibson as Wallace was subject to vandalism for years before finally being removed.
9th Sep '14 10:55:52 AM BatmanKalEl
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* SympathyForTheDevil: You really can't help but feel sorry for Edward II after his father throws his (possible) lover out a window to his death.


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* SympathyForTheDevil: UnintentionallySympathetic: You really can't help but feel sorry for Edward II after his father throws his (possible) lover out a window to his death.

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