Director: David Mackenzie
Starring: Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Release: November 9th, 2018
I’m confused; when they said “untold story” did they mean “Braveheart 2”? Or, more specifically, “Braveheart: Retold from Robert’s Perspective”? Because this looks like the same movie I’ve seen & loved before; Braveheart is one of the greatest epic films ever made. It’s the same scenes even; the killing of the relatives, attacking smaller castles, rallying the Scotsman, the arrows, the spears, the English king. Am I missing something? I know that Braveheart wasn’t 100% historically accurate, but does this time around have anything new to offer other than a different main hero? I love Chris Pine, he’s incredible, and I loved Hell or High Water, it was exceptional. But I’m really confused as to why people are pretending that this exact story hasn’t already been told. I think these events will happen immediately after the William Wallace events, so it’s basically a second open rebellion against England, but that doesn’t really change anything; we’ve still seen this before, this isn’t original cinema.