YMMV / Braveheart

  • Complete Monster: King Edward I "Longshanks" is portrayed as far more evil than his real life counterpart ever was. Introduced as a "cruel pagan" who has annexed Scotland into England and just returned from a war with France, he authorizes mass rape in Scotland by restoring the ancient law of 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 fire on his own troops while they're busy fighting the Scots, justifying it by stating that 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.
  • Crazy Awesome: Stephen.
    Hamish: Is your father a ghost or do you converse with the Almighty?
    Stephen: In order to find his equal an Irishman is forced to talk to God.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The scene where Prince Edward's lover gets thrown out a window. According to the filmmakers, this was unintentional.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: James Horner delivers an absolutely amazing score for this film.
    • Bonus points for the main theme song, which was later remixed and became a respectable chart hit.