I watched the movie about two months ago and thought I should do a review. It's been awhile since I wrote a review anyway. Unlike Braveheart, The Last of the Mohicans was not too gory or bloody (except for one scene) and was not a complete tragedy. I like movies that have some tragedy in them, but the end of Braveheart just didn't fit my happy ending preferences. Last of the Mohicans was staged during the French and Indian War and the hero was a hunter who fought for the British when war came upon the land. The story was based on Cooper's book which I have not read so I couldn't give you my opinion on how close it stayed to the book. I love movies which keep to the book and I would say that generally speaking, the book is better than the movie. Now there are people out there who like watching better than reading who may differ with me, but for those who like reading the same as or more than watching, I think the would agree with me. Last of the Mohicans was filmed well, had good acting and would have a rate of 4 out of 5 on my list. The movies I've watched who have reached the 5 mark would currently be Lord of the Rings, as my favorite movie, The Phantom Menace, the latest three Narnia movies, The last of the Mohicans and the Young Sherlock Holmes. Braveheart gets a 4, along with The Last Samurai, Star Wars, and the Bourne Trilogy . Indiana Jones and Cranford get a 3.
I'm sorry, it's not that I don't like the bugs in Indiana Jones, it's just that I really don't like Harrison Ford. Call me crazy, but somehow Harrison Ford always plays in movies wherein he is a very arrogant, proud and extremely rude person. Harrison Ford fans and those who have seen his movies will have to agree with me that he is often rude. I believe that the types of movies Harrison Ford plays in reveal parts of his character. Character is revealed through our speech, actions and thoughts. If I was a Christian person, honest and upright, I would not play in movies like Indiana Jones or the Star Wars episodes 4-6 as the part he played. In fact, as a Christian I would not act in Hollywood movies, at least none that I've seen.
I prefer acting in my own amateur productions and those of people I know, like The Crusader's Tale (5 stars by the way, I love that movie!), Isundae I and II, and Ye Castle Attack. I love amateur movies, especially as I have made three myself. Someday all of us who write/direct/film amateur movies should make our own filming company. That, my friends, would be awesome!
Well, I should go write the script for King Arthur and finish some schoolbooks. Thanks to all who follow and to those who comment on my blog,