For years my mother has told me how incredible a movie Braveheart is. She introduced me to Gladiator which turned out to be one of my favorite films of all time. So, I decided last night, to finally watch this Oscar-winning movie starring yours truly; Mel Gibson.
Braveheart is an interesting movie because it doesn’t grip you immediately. We are introduced to William Wallace as a child where the brutalities of the Englishmen are revealed on full display as he views the multiple hangings of some of Scotland’s most prominent figures at the time couple by the loss of his father and brother after a fight. It’s at this moment that the Englishmen are immediately presented as a ruthless enemy and the Scottish as a terribly oppressed people.
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains heavy spoilers and so if you haven’t seen the movie I highly advise you to stop reading now. Thank you for heeding this warning.
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When The Hunger Games train arrived a few years ago I happened to miss it. I didn’t see a single film or read one of the books but today I finally got a chance to see The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I was excited. I knew the movies and books had become somewhat a cultural phenomenon and I wanted to finally know what the hype was all about.
I turned The Hunger Games on, kind of expecting it to be a disappointing movie experience and immediately I was riveted. There was something about the movie that drew me in and got me invested in these characters that I didn’t know but immediately wanted to know.
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) was the type of heroine that I love to read in YA novels. She was fierce, unafraid to speak her mind, and unsurprisingly tough and efficient. I immediately liked her.
Peeta was a great character that I grew to like over the course of the movie. He was sweet and kind and I actually started to care about him.
By the time The Hunger Games arrived I was just as afraid as Katniss at the very thought of the brutal competition. Like I said before, the movie was riveting. It made me cry, it made me gasp, but most importantly it made me happy. I felt relieved to finally see The Hunger Games and to learn that it was actually good.
I’ll give the film a 92 out of a 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars because I enjoyed it that much.
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