The story begins with young Wallace, whose father and brother have been killed fighting the English, being taken into the custody of his uncle, a nationalist and pre-Renaissance renaissance man. He returns twenty years later, a man educated both in the classics and in the art of war. There he finds his childhood sweetheart Murron Catherine McCormackand the two quickly fall in love. There are murmurs of revolt against the English throughout the village, but Wallace remains aloof, wishing simply to tend to his crops and live in peace.
As punishment, local sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett orders the cowboys to pay compensation in the form of several horses to the brothel owner, Skinny Dubois. This infuriates Little Bill when he hears of it, and furthers his resolve to enforce the law that does not allow guns in town.
Miles away in Kansasa boastful young man calling himself the " Schofield Kid" visits the pig farm of reformed bandit William Munny, seeking to recruit him to help kill the cowboys and claim the reward. In his youth, Munny was a notorious bandit and murderer, but he is now a repentant widower raising two children.
Initially refusing to help, Munny recognizes that his farm is failing, which puts his children's future in jeopardy, and so reconsiders and sets off to catch up with the Kid. On his way, Munny recruits his friend Ned Logan, another retired gunfighter, to help with the task.
Back in Wyoming, British-born gunfighter "English Bob", an old acquaintance and rival of Little Bill, is also seeking the reward. He arrives in Big Whiskey with a biographer, W.
Beauchamp, who is from the east and uncritically believes the tales Bob is telling about the noble exploits of his past. Little Bill and his deputies disarm Bob and Bill beats him savagely, hoping to discourage other would-be assassins from attempting to claim the bounty.
The next morning Bill ejects Bob from town, but Beauchamp decides to stay and write about Bill, who debunks many of the romantic notions Beauchamp has about the wild west, including the importance of being fast on the draw in winning a shootout.
Delirious with fever after riding in the rain, Munny is sitting alone in the saloon when Little Bill and his deputies arrive to confront him. Not realizing Munny's identity and believing him to be just another drunk, Little Bill beats him up and kicks him out of the saloon for carrying a pistol.
Logan and the Kid, upstairs getting "advances in kind" on their payment from the prostitutes, escape through a back window. The three regroup at a barn outside town, where they nurse Munny back to health.
Three days later, they ambush and kill Bunting. Logan, who gravely wounded Bunting but was unable to finish him off, realizes he is no longer able to perform as a hired gun and resolves to return home. However Munny feels they must finish the job.
Munny and the Kid head to the cowboys' ranch, where the Kid ambushes Quick Mike in an outhouse and kills him. After they escape, a distraught Kid confesses he had never killed anyone before and renounces life as a gunfighter. When one of the prostitutes meets the two men outside of Big Whiskey to give them the reward they learn that Logan had been captured by Little Bill's men and that Bill had tortured Logan into revealing Munny's true identity.
The Kid heads back to Kansas to deliver the reward money to Munny's children and Logan's wife, while an embittered Munny, finishing Logan's bottle of whiskey after years of sobriety, returns to town to take revenge on Little Bill.This movie was suspenseful, dramatic, and entertaining for me from start to finish because of my respect for the central character and hero, William Wallace, as well as the great musical score to reflect the themes, characters, and plot lines more powerfully.
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One of the best aspects of the movie is that it clearly indicates the different class interests at play in the struggle for national independence. All through. May 24, · Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" is a full-throated, red-blooded battle epic about William Wallace, the legendary Scots warrior who led his nation into battle against the English in the years around It's an ambitious film, big on simple emotions like love, patriotism and treachery, and avoids the travelogue style of so many historical swashbucklers: Its locations look green, wet, vast, muddy and /5.
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