History vs. Hollywood: “Braveheart”
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical drama that was directed by and starred Mel Gibson. The story is based on Blind Harry's epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace. This extravagant film was also produced by Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey, and Alan Ladd Jr. Braveheart incorporated famous actors and actresses such as Sophie Marceau as Princess Isabella of France, Patrick McGoohan as King Edward "Longshanks", and Brendan Gleeson as Hamish. In a dark projector room, a group of friends and I watched the colored epic film in wide screen on our three-day weekend on October 13, 2014.
In 1280, King Edward “Longshanks” who invades and conquers Scotland after the death of Alexander the III of Scotland who left no heir. The Young William Wallace witnesses this horrible deed, survives the death of his brother and father, and his taken abroad to Rome with Uncle Argyle, to be…show more content… Now that I have watched it again and researching the accuracies of the movie, I have come to a conclusion that it is the most inaccurate movie ever. Historian wise, I would hate the movie because of how far it is with the real story pertaining to William Wallace. However, this epic film really portrayed to the entertainment of an unenlightened person with the Scottish history. All of the actors seemed to grasp the Scottish, English, Irish, and French accents perfectly. Some even spoke the language in the film with subtitles for the audience to understand. The movie gets quite bloody throughout the movie. This perfectly signifies that this was during a savage time. Including the Scottish games with the rock throwing really encourages the Scottish culture in the movie. The speedy plot of Wallace and Queen Isabella seemed ludacris. They meet, they're in love, she's pregnant, and she’s