Braveheart, the film

I first saw the movieĀ 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 thatĀ 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.