Posted by Clabert on July 22, 2000 at 13:54:40:
In Reply to: Re: The Patriot....the final thought! posted by Adele on July 22, 2000 at 12:06:54:
: : : Thank you for letting me vent. Now no more about how bad Patriot was. I won't hear of it....
: : : Norm
: : Hi Norm,
: : Don't ever feel like you cannot post here. As far as I am concerned you are a "veteran" on the board :))) There is nothing wrong with lurking at all.... I do a lot of that too nowadays.
: : However I have one issue with your post. You have all been discussing this movie because you saw it. Over here, in Holland, it has not even reached the cinemas yet. It seems like you want to call this the final thought. But, if (and that is a huge IF!) I somehow decided to see it after all, does that mean I cannot give an opinion anymore; since the discussion seems to be closed.... ?
: : Ilse
: Guess you and I will have to start a whole new conversation about the movie fairly soon, Ilse - It has only just opened here, and I haven't seen it either. No fair! Stamping foot!
Nope, it ain`t over by a long shot. I~ve been silent on this subject and now it`s my turn. First of all, my wife is a big movie critic and she really didn`t want to see another leather clad hero shootin and killin his way thru a boring movie. Well, let me tell ya, she sat there with tears in her eyes and her mouth opened and when it was over, she stood up and yelled "re-wind it and play it again!" And even being the stickler for historical authenticity that I am, I have to agree with her. It is now my favorite movie, next to LOTM. Yes, we all know it was based in part on several REAL people and several REAL events. So was LOTM. And although Patriot wasn`t perfect, it was very darn close. I saw, alot of what I have read, happening on the screen in just the way I would have imagined it to happen. Remember, they did the best that they could, using the "written" imformation that they have. There are no photos or videos. We, amd Hollywood are not perfect. I`ve never gone to a single reenactment, were everything was 100% correct.
I feel this was just the movie we (reenactors) needed to revive interests in 18th century reenacting. I know several times *I* was ready to grab my musket and join in. So, go see it. Laugh with it. Cry with it. Be moved by it. But most of all, enjoy it.
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