Running Time (minutes): 177
Description: William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace’s father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan
1995 Oscar Best Picture!
Genres: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Slightly too long, but good all the same. I did become tired of Gibson always riding on, and shouting to, his horse whenever he was angry (pretty much half the time), though. His second love interest didn’t convince me either.
I loved the score and can’t understand why people even bother criticising James Horner’s self-referencing tactics or inappropriate instruments. As long as the score works, which it did, there’s no problem for me.