Friday, December 3, 2010


This guest post from Doris Dillon

After all these years, my favorite action movie is still Braveheart. Never mind the fact that Mel Gibson has since shown himself to be a douche of epic proportions. This movie is one of the best of all time.

Set in the 13th century, the tale follows a Scottish farmer turned knight named William Wallace. Wallace leads a revolt against the magistrate and his goons after they execute Wallace's wife. He then begins uniting villagers in a commoner's revolt against the English lords that control Scotland. I guess the English lords must not have had very good soldiers.

Anyway, Wallace draws the ire of the English king, Edward. He bribes two Scottish nobles who abandon Wallace and his comrades in battle, nearly costing Wallace his life. He goes into hiding for over 7 years. During this time he is shown brutally slaying the two nobles as well as establishing a romantic relationship with Princess Isabelle of France who is married to King Edward's son, Edward II, Prince of Wales. Wallace eventually tries to once more get the nobility to join him to rise against the English, but is betrayed again. 9 years later, Robert the Bruce, guilt ridden over his betrayal of Wallace leads a united Scotland to their freedom. Epic. Braveheart is definitely one of those movies I can watch over and over again on SataliteTV.

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