I first saw the movie Braveheart somewhere between 12 and 14 years ago, when I was in high school. I remember really liking it at the time. I also took up yelling “FREEEEEDOOOOOOM” at semi-appropriate times.
I’ve been trying to re-watch and re-read some old favorites over the past few years, and after going on a pipe and drum music kick a while back, decided that Braveheart should be next in line for a re-watch.
So. Not. Worth it.
I asked my husband if he wanted to watch it with me, and he declined, stating that it was “boring.” At the time, I couldn’t imagine what he meant. I mean, there was fighting and struggle and betrayal, how could that be boring?
And yet I had no problems pausing it part way through to get a snack, or to get a drink.
When I got to the end, I realized that he was right. It WAS boring.
Why was it boring?
I really did not care about or for the characters.
They had no depth, no personality, and I couldn’t actually tell you any of their names only a few days after watching it.
So, 2 out of 5 stars. Would not watch again.